Briefing: Maryland Works for Wind

Briefing: Maryland Works for Wind

Thursday, February 16, 2023, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Maryland’s Department of Labor is preparing to launch the Maryland Works for Wind program, a new apprenticeship model to support the region’s growing offshore wind industry funded with $22.9 million awarded to the state through the American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge grant. In partnership with leading employers—including Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Crystal Steel Fabricators, US Wind, and Orsted Offshore North America—and seven local unions, the Maryland Works for Wind program will build a training model to meet the needs of employers and local communities. With a focus on formerly incarcerated individuals, veterans, disconnected youth, and other underserved populations, thousands of individuals will access training to enter well-paying jobs in the industry. Overall, Maryland Works for Wind will place and/or upskill more than 4,300 Marylanders, strategically leverage $30 million in state and employer resources, and foster economic activity in 18 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions.

At this program, the Business Network for Offshore Wind will give an overview of Offshore Wind, what it will look like in Maryland, and the types of jobs expected to be needed. We will hear from training partner – Jane Addams Resource Corporation, and a labor representative about entry into apprenticeships that will lead to family sustaining employment in the sector.


  • Erin Roth, Mary Keller – MD Department of Labor 
  • Elaine Carroll – Jane Addams Resource Corporation 
  • Neil Wilford and Rico Alabacarys – International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 24 
  • Sam Salustro – Business Network for Offshore Wind


This program is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members and invited guests only.