New GWO Training Center Unveiled on WEA 2021
Release Date 15 March 2021
Wind Energy Asia 2021 held at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center on March 10 brought together many international exhibitors from Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland showing their cutting-edge wind technology. As NKUST is the only university in Taiwan that is authorized by the Global Wind Organization (GWO) to issue training certificates to qualified candidates, its president Yang Ching-Yu was invited to participate in the opening ceremony of WEA 2021 and to celebrate the establishment of another new institute, Maritime Technology Innovation Center (MTIC), that offers GWO training courses.
MTIC located at the Hsingta Harbor is the second institute that offers GWO training courses in southern Taiwan. MTIC is operated by the Metal Industries Research and Development Center (MIROC) under the auspices of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. It gathers wind industry-related companies like CSC and CSBC along the Hsingta Harbor, expecting to become an important offshore wind hub for Taiwan. MIROC's Maritime Technology Innovation Center is partnered with NKUST's Maritime Training Center to create a win-win situation for professionals on both sides.
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As part of a domestic development policy to make Taiwan enrich with maritime professionals, NKUST stands out for its comprehensive courses in maritime and wind industries. All professional mariner training resources can be found in NKUST’s Maritime Training Center.
"We offer complete training courses and enviable facilities such as a full-set wind industry training facility (at Cijin Campus) and a diver training facility (at Nanzih Campus). So our trainees can equip with knowledge and skills before they get on deck.”
“NKUST is still the critical training base to cultivate talents for our offshore wind power industry. We offer complete training courses and enviable facilities such as a full-set wind industry training facility (at Cijin Campus) and a diver training facility (at Nanzih Campus). So, our trainees can equip with knowledge and skills before they get on deck,” says NKUST’s president Yang Ching-Yu.
NKUST’s Maritime Training Center (MTC) officially opened at the end of 2019 with the attendance of the GWO chairperson Jakob Lau Holst and Minister of Education Pan, Wen-Chung. The center is tasked with fostering professional talents for offshore wind power or maritime industries. MTC provides professional training courses for seafarers or crews on commercial fishing vessels or other vessels, and it issues all course certificates of competency. MTC also attended this exhibition, welcoming more wind companies to register our courses or programs.
This summer, the MTC is going to hold its first GWO Basic Technical Training (BTT) courses. Besides, under the support of the Fisheries Agency, the Tuna Association, the Purse Seine Association, and the Squid Association, MTC starts to offer training courses for cultivating professional foreign sailors.
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Translated by Jess Lin Reviewed by Prof. Amy Tang