Home » NJEDA Board Approves Support for Salem County Offshore Wind Job Training Programs – New Jersey Economic Development Authority

NJEDA Board Approves Support for Salem County Offshore Wind Job Training Programs – New Jersey Economic Development Authority

by Arifa Rana

NJEDA.com contains a link to translation services provided by Google™ Translate, a free online translation service. Google™ Translate is subject to its own terms of service, which can be viewed at (https://policies.google.com/?hl=en). The link does not constitute affiliation, endorsement, support, or approval of Google™ Translate.
Neither the NJEDA nor the State of New Jersey (collectively, the “State”) reviews the services, information or content provided by Google™ Translate. Information translated by Google™ Translate may not be accurate or current and is used at the user’s sole risk. The NJEDA has no obligation to offer translation, and this service could change or be discontinued at any time.
The State expressly and fully disavows and disclaims any responsibility or liability in respect to any cause, claim, or consequential or direct damage or loss, however described, arising from the use of Google™ Translate.
NJEDA.com is provided “AS-IS” with no warranties, express or implied, and its use confers no privileges or rights.
For additional language assistance, please click here to contact NJEDA to request assistance.
Agreement with Salem County Vocational Technical School will help prepare local workers for offshore wind opportunities

Trenton, N.J. (April 14, 2022) – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) received approval from its Board yesterday to enter an agreement with Salem County Vocational Technical School (SCVTS) that will support the expansion of the school’s offshore wind-related painting and welding programs. Under the agreement, the NJEDA will provide up to $200,000 to support the expansion of programs that will prepare students and workers for jobs in heavy steel offshore wind component manufacturing.
“NJEDA’s support of offshore wind programs at SCVTS is part of our efforts to ensure New Jersey’s pipeline of skilled workers keeps pace with growing demand from the high-growth offshore wind industry,” said NJEDA Chief Executive Officer Tim Sullivan. “This focus on offshore wind education supports Governor Phil Murphy’s vision for New Jersey as a global leader in the industry, and also advances his goal of a stronger and fairer economy by creating equitable educational and career opportunities.”
The NJEDA will help to fund equipment, materials, instructor time, and other expenses required to train secondary and post-secondary students for the specific skills required for large scale steel component manufacturing. This agreement complements an similar agreement between NJEDA and Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT) announced in December 2021.
“Since the beginning of this process, the NJEDA has been committed to making sure that Salem County residents are given the opportunity for employment at the Wind Port facility.” Said Salem County Commissioner Director, Ben Laury. “The Board of Commissioners is pleased to see that commitment manifest in an investment for SCVTS and its students.”
“NJEDA’s commitment to funding these growing programs is an investment in the future of our local workforce,” said SCVTS Superintendent John Swain. “Training and reskilling workers will prepare them for high-quality offshore wind career opportunities that will sustain our families and communities well into the future.”
“This agreement will result in opportunities for high school students and adult learners to gain the specialized skills needed for jobs in the offshore wind large-scale steel component manufacturing sector,” said Jen Becker, Managing Director of Wind Institute Development. “We’re really excited to launch these programs in the coming months.”
This agreement utilizes funding from memorandum of understanding between NJEDA and the NJ Board of Public Utilities to support offshore wind training and research initiatives.
About the NJEDA
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) serves as the State’s principal agency for driving economic growth. The NJEDA is committed to making New Jersey a national model for inclusive and sustainable economic development by focusing on key strategies to help build strong and dynamic communities, create good jobs for New Jersey residents, and provide pathways to a stronger and fairer economy. Through partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders, the NJEDA creates and implements initiatives to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in the State and strengthen New Jersey’s long-term economic competitiveness.
To learn more about state resources available to New Jersey entrepreneurs and early-stage companies, visit https://www.njeda.com and follow @NewJerseyEDA on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.
###
Please be advised that the Capital City Redevelopment Corporation Board Meeting is scheduled for 11:00 am, Tuesday, April 19, 2022.  The Members will convene via conference call only.

Trenton, N.J. (April 14, 2022) – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board yesterday approved the creation of the Historic Property Survey Grant Program, which will provide $400,000…

Trenton, N.J. (April 13, 2022) – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board today approved the creation of the Food Security Planning Grant Program, which will provide up to $1.5 million in grant funding to improve food access and food security in New Jersey.
PO Box 990, Trenton, NJ 08625-0990
36 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 858-6700
© 2022New Jersey Economic Development Authority

source

0 comment

Related Posts

Leave a Comment