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Preparing the US Workforce to Meet the Health & Safety Requirements in the Offshore Wind Industry


Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:30pm


Megan Amsler, Executive Director, Cape & Islands Self-Reliance Corp


Gunness Student Center Conference Room, Marcus Hall


Description: Ocean Readiness is the first hands-on technical offshore renewable energy training & development center in North America to provide technical and health & safety training for offshore renewable energy workers.

Presenter: Since 2001 Megan Amsler has been the Executive Director of Self-Reliance, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote environmentally sound technologies and sustainable practices. Megan has a wide knowledge of renewable energy technologies. She established Cape Cod as a Million Solar Roofs partnership, facilitated over 3500 solar installations in the region and has worked on various wind power projects since 1996. Megan is also very involved in workforce training in the clean energy sector. Megan is chair of the Falmouth Energy Committee and treasurer of the Cape & Islands Renewable Energy Collaborative. She is a member of the board of directors of the Small Wind Certification Council, the American Solar Energy Society’s Wind Division, The Upper Cape Regional Technical School’s Advisory Committee, and The Housing Assistance Corporation. Megan is also an adjunct faculty member at Cape Cod Community College where she has been teaching renewable energy since 2007.