Offshore Energy Course Earns RTN Recognition

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

February 17, 2015

Photo courtesy of OMA

Photo courtesy of OMA

Leading the way for client representative training in offshore renewables industry .

An operational offshore energy course, providing training in the running and delivery of offshore renewables projects, has received industry recognition from the Renewables Training Network (RTN).

The Client Representative Course, run by Offshore Marine Academy (OMA), received the ‘RTN Recommended’ status earlier this month, highlighting the academy’s ambitions to meet training demand as well as to close the skills gap within the industry. 

Running throughout the year at OMA’s training facility in Teesside, the course is available to offshore professionals seeking expert client representative training and certification to assist them in taking the next step in their career.

The course has also been undertaken by onshore personnel working within the industry that require an in-depth understanding of the role of the offshore client rep.

Antony Lewis, Business Manager at OMA, explained how the RTN had recommended the value of the course within the industry and highlighted the benefits to those who attend.

He said: “At Offshore Marine Academy, we strive to deliver the highest quality bespoke training that addresses the niche requirements of the offshore energy industries. No other training academy in this market place offers such a course; when there are so many client reps in the industry it is imperative that a standard is being set and certified, which is exactly what we endeavour to achieve.

“This recognition for our client representative training program is a significant step in demonstrating the quality of our branded courses and is a key aspect of establishing standards within training.”

All courses at OMA, which range from introductory courses to operational and technical, including cable engine driving and procurement and construction are carried out by professionals with first-hand experience of working within the offshore energy industry.

Antony added: “With the renewable energy sector experiencing rapid growth, a shortage of skilled workers and a lack of training opportunities could put the sector at risk, which is why we have recruited leading experts who are able to offer their experiences and insights.”

Patricia Knightly, Head of Renewables Training Network (RTN), said: “The RTN has recognized that the Client Representative training program, developed by Offshore Marine Academy, is now RTN industry recommended. This has been achieved after the programme has successfully completed the assessment process and satisfied the required quality criteria.”

Courses at OMA are available to professionals at any level to refresh knowledge or build new skills.

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