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Partnerships

Workforce Training

Training the Workforce of Tomorrow

CVOW is groundbreaking in many ways. But its true impacts are much larger: It is the only project developed and owned by an electric utility. It will be the first project installed in federal waters and the largest offshore wind project in the U.S. once complete in 2026. And it will create hundreds of good-paying clean energy jobs, millions in tax revenues and hundreds of millions in economic benefits.

Dominion Energy is working with K-12 educators, community colleges, colleges and universities and other partners throughout the region to help train today’s workforce and the next generation of clean energy employees. Through collaboration and partnerships with Virginia’s educational institutions, we’re helping build a pipeline of talent in engineering, supply chain management and ship building and repair.

It will ultimately lower the costs of offshore wind development and create good-paying clean energy jobs, long-lasting economic benefits and pave the way for an equitable clean energy future for us all. Investing in sustainable energy means Dominion Energy is creating new avenues for good-paying jobs.

CVOW will create hundreds of good-paying clean energy jobs, millions in tax revenues and hundreds of millions in economic benefits

Old Dominion University

ODU’s Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography and OpenSeas Technology Innovation Hub have played leading roles in supporting these projects. As construction continues to progress, the university views it as an integral component of its overall maritime strategy.

Tidewater Community College

Since 2010, we’ve worked with Tidewater Community College to build a curriculum for renewable energy education. This program prepares students for a career in the design, installation and maintenance of alternative energy systems.

Mid-Atlantic Wind Training Alliance

In October 2020, Governor Ralph Northam announced the formation of a new workforce training collaborative that will offer industry required certifications necessary for the operation and long-term maintenance of wind power projects.