Your training matters. What sets us apart?

NOWI Sea Survival facilityThe NOWI was specifically designed as a one-stop-shop, state-of-the-art training facility, to offer all required trainings and certifications for a maritime and offshore wind industry on site, year-round. Trainings also include prepared meals from our onsite kitchen. Workforce medical certifications, including OEUK, coming soon. 

Located amongst New Bedford’s working waterfront, America’s most valuable commercial fishing port, and minutes from both the Foss Marine and Marine Commerce Terminals, we are strongly positioned alongside the upcoming and existing maritime industries.

In addition to its advanced offshore wind capabilities, New Bedford provides visitors with an immersive cultural experience. The district features unique architecture, a thriving arts community, and a variety of restaurants, shops, and hotels.

  • Less than 5 mins from New Bedford’s historic downtown
  • 3 minutes from New Bedford State Pier, SeaStreak service
  • 6 minutes from Marine Commerce Terminal
  • Less than 1 minute from downtown South Coast Rail Station
  • 10 minutes from New Bedford Regional Airport

NOWI Maersk trainerNOWI has partnered with Maersk Training, a globally recognized training provider with over 40 years of experience and accreditation from relevant industry bodies. Through our partnership, NOWI can provide European competencies and requirements to the United States, ensuring all participants are ready and prepared to enter the workforce.

We are committed to delivery training with the most up to date practices by utilizing technology such as industry-leading simulators including a Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET) simulator and Virtual Reality technology.

NOWI boasts numerous classrooms and training spaces to host private training requests. Our team is prepared to work with you to meet your specific needs. International meeting space and other professional and business-related benefits are also available.

Bristol Community College, which established NOWI, supports the philosophy of our approach. As a reflection of this commitment, Bristol developed two degree programs in Offshore Wind: an Associate of Applied Science in Offshore Wind Energy, and a Certificate in Offshore Wind Power Technician. Both programs provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in a growing industry with a high demand for qualified professionals.

Our team

Jennifer Menard

Vice President of Economic & Business Development

Jessica Trombly


Leanne Farrell

Associate Director


Jared Tavares

Safety Trainer

Lindsey Rocha

Safety Trainer

Justin Simmons

Safety Trainer

Michael Johnson

Technical Trainer

Andrew Meade

Technical Trainer