The BlueGreen Alliance Urges Passage of the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act
The BlueGreen Alliance today urged members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources to vote in favor of H.R. 5291, the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act
June 26, 2018
This important legislation, introduced by Representatives Niki Tsongas (D-MA), Bill Keating (D-MA), and Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), creates a job training grant program aimed at developing or improving educational and career training programs to provide individuals with the skills needed in the offshore wind industry. The program will provide funding for colleges and universities, state and local governments, unions, and nonprofits to create curricula, health and safety programs, and internships that would aid in the development of this new workforce.