Definitions and Frequently Asked Questions
An apprenticeship is an opportunity where you will earn a paycheck while you learn a skilled trade through on-the-job training under the guidance of experienced workers and related classroom training.
Direct entry programs provide graduates of pre-apprenticeship programs, and who meet the minimum requirements for a NYS Registered Apprenticeship program, with the direct opportunity to interview for an open apprenticeship slot multiple times a year, outside of the general application process. These programs also provide candidates with an accelerated timeline for employment.
Ports are waterfront facilities that manufacture and handle primary components for offshore wind projects and will see significant job growth in the surrounding area.
The different categories refer to how a person could access training depending on their previous experience/education level.
This term refers to job titles whose skill requirements align with those listed in the occupation being viewed. For example, the job titles Industrial Electrician and Maintenance Electrician have skill requirements that fall within the occupation of Electrician. Therefore, those job titles would be listed as Example Job Titles when viewing the skills needed for an Electrician on this website.
This term refers to other occupations whose skills can also apply to the occupation being viewed. For example, a Maintenance Worker has skills that workers can also apply to an Industry Machinery Mechanics. Therefore, Industry Machinery Mechanics will be listed under Jobs with Transferrable Skills when viewing the description for the Maintenance Worker occupation.
Data was cross-referenced from three sources: (a) Standard Occupation Classification System; (b) the US Department of Labor’s O*Net Database; and (c) Offshore Wind Training Institute Gap Analysis Memo.
Yes, NYSERDA has completed a significant amount of offshore wind research. Please follow the links below for all completed research.
Every apprenticeship listed is approved by the New York State Department of Labor. Because this website is a resource specific to careers in offshore wind, only related to occupations in offshore wind were included. Please see the NYS Department of Labor website for more information on apprenticeships.
The Funding Opportunity page is for the following target audiences: small businesses; unions; organizations; universities.
Any new or missing training opportunity that is submitted using the “Contact Us” page must be validated before it can appear on the website. Generally, this process can take up to 48 hours; sometimes longer, depending upon validation needs.