Efforts are underway to train locals for the state’s burgeoning new industry.
In a northern Massachusetts fishing town, an advocacy group that has opposed an offshore wind farm is opening up to economic opportunities the project could provide. A grant-funded program cited by many as especially promising is a collaboration that aims to create dozens of well-paying, full-time jobs for residents of Martha’s Vineyard, located 15 miles north of the planned site for Vineyard Wind. The program was awarded funding in the first round of clean energy center grants, allowing it to begin training its first cohort of 18 students, a group that includes electricians, fishermen, recent high school graduates, and even a chef ready for a career change. Read more>>