They say the early bird catches the worm and CTS General Manager Gareth Mathias certainly adheres to that philosophy as the picture above taken at 7:30am on Tuesday 30th January proves.
Gareth was at the University of Strathclyde Technology & Innovation Centre for the 2018 Scottish Renewables Offshore Wind Conference which brings together industry leaders, public sector representatives and investors to discuss the latest policy issues affecting the offshore wind sector in Scotland.
After successfully launching in 2016 with an initial focus on STCW Approved Maritime Training, before gaining OPITO offshore training status early last year, 2018 is the year of renewables for Clyde Training Solutions.
By the end of quarter one we will be providing GWO (Global Wind Organisation) courses focusing on areas such as sea survival, working at height, fire fighting and first aid – making it the first time many of these courses will be available in Glasgow, which is home to many of the workers in this growing sector.
This growth has been demonstrated by the fact that the UK now boasts more offshore wind than any other country in the world with over 5GW of installed capacity. 2017 also saw construction begin on the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm in the Moray Firth, one of the largest private infrastructure projects ever seen in Scotland, and the world's first floating wind farm, Statoil’s Hywind, can now be seen off the coast of Peterhead.
The Offshore Wind Conference is a fantastic opportunity for us to meet with industry leaders and explain how Clyde Training Solutions can provide cost effective and high standard training for their workforce, and we look forward to reporting how the event unfolds.