Nunez Community College in Chalmette was recently announced as a partner in the Gulf Louisiana Offshore Wind (GLOW) Propeller Consortium, one of 31 Tech Hubs newly designated by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).
The announcement was made Oct. 23 by the Biden administration, which narrowed hundreds of applications to 31 recipients. An EDA press release described the Tech Hub designation as “a strong endorsement of a region’s plan to supercharge a critical technology ecosystem and become a global leader over the next decade.” Tech Hubs are eligible to apply for up to $70 million in EDA grants.
The GLOW Propeller Consortium is led by Louisiana State University and consists of academic, industry and government partners. Higher education partners include Nunez, Delgado Community College, Southern University, Tulane University, the University of New Orleans and Xavier University. Industry partners include Gulf Wind Technology, RWE and Sev1 Tech. Government partners include Greater New Orleans, Inc., the Water Institute of the Gulf, Louisiana Economic Development, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, the City of New Orleans and Port Fourchon.
Nunez is positioned to be a major contributor to wind energy in Southeast Louisiana thanks to its partnership with Energy Innovation of Norway to develop a Global Wind Organisation-sanctioned curriculum and training center for offshore wind turbines.
“Nunez has contributed to a robust and highly skilled workforce in areas such as the petrochemical industry, healthcare, and advanced manufacturing,” said Reggie Poché, Nunez Dean of Instruction.
“We are eager to expand our career and technical education repertoire toward serving the energy transition.”
Nunez Emergency Medical Services Education Program Chair Don Mieger and Instrumentation Instructor Alex Mulvaney traveled to Egersund, Norway, in early November to train with Energy Innovation to teach offshore wind turbine maintenance and safety methods. Mieger and Mulvaney will soon instruct and certify instructors for Nunez’s Wind Energy Technology program.
Registration is open now for Nunez’s Winter Intersession and Spring 2024 semesters. Winter Intersession offers 18 online courses—for full credits that easily transfer to Louisiana universities—between Dec. 13-Jan. 9. Spring 2024 begins Jan. 16 with a full slate of on-campus, online and hybrid courses from which to choose.
About Nunez Community College
Nunez Community College is a student-centered institution that delivers relevant and innovative curricula integrating the arts, sciences, and humanities leading to academic credentials and workforce opportunities. Nunez serves a vital role in the community by engaging with partners to support student success and personal growth. Nunez Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Nunez Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org). Nunez is located at 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette, LA. For more information, visit www.nunez.edu.