Offshore wind companies were among hundreds of recruiters who attended Mass Maritime’s Career Fair last week. Offshore wind-related companies are in need of a trained professional workforce to support the expansion of offshore wind.
An estimated 400 recruiters from 176 organizations, including many from the offshore wind industry, attended the recent Fall Career Fair at Massachusetts Maritime Academy (www.maritime.edu), a top-ranked public university in Buzzards Bay with undergraduate degree programs focusing on science, engineering, technology, math and business that blend academics and experiential learning.
Students had the opportunity to discover career paths and opportunities, learn about potential future employers, and receive a closer look at the many different industries available as an alumni of MMA.
The event also allowed employers an avenue to learn about the Academy’s academic programs and to discover the skills and talents of the student body.
A large number of companies involved in the rapidly emerging offshore wind industry were represented at this year’s Fall Career Fair, including: American Bureau of Shipping, Crowley Maritime, Edison Chouest, ENGIE, Eversource, Foss Maritime Company, Guice Offshore, LLC, General Electric Power Steam, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, National Grid, NextEra Energy Inc., Orsted, Subsea7, Siemens Energy, Talen Energy, Vicinity Energy, Dominion Energy and Moran Shipping.
“Our career fairs – held in the spring and fall – provide unique opportunities for students to interact with a large number of company recruiters who are on a mission to meet prospective new employees and conversely allow recruiters to discover the wide ranging skill sets of our graduates,” said Rear Admiral Francis X. McDonald, USMS, president of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy