The Asia Wind Energy Association and De Oude Bibliotheek Academy (DOB-Academy) have joined forces to initiate the establishment of a regional Academy for the fast-growing offshore wind industry in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.
The AsiaPacific Offshore Wind Academy will be established in Singapore and will provide educational services for the regional offshore wind industry. It will be the first dedicated academy of r the offshore wind industry in APAC focused on higher level education and will offer offshore wind education for professionals throughout the region.
The main focus will be on specialised offshore wind courses, ranging from entry to advanced level. It will also provide tailor-made courses.
“The establishment of a regional academy for the offshore wind industry in Asia-Pacific is very timely” said Edgare Kerkwijk, board member of the Asia Wind Energy Association. “The shortage of locally trained skilled work force is one of the main challenges for the offshore wind industry in Asia-Pacific. With the tremendous growth expected for the offshore wind industry in Asia-Pacific and the increasing requirements for skilled manpower, the training centre will actively support the development of a local and regional work force for the offshore wind industry.”