Training

MREs: a job-rich sector, of future trades

As well as the new jobs that will develop, 8 profiles are already actively pursued in the area: CNC operators, assemblers, electricians, electrical engineers, metal workers, structure controllers, welders, boilermakers. A complete thematic dossier on these various trades is available on the Region’s website. Discover 5 jobs of the future in the industry in the report below.

A structured education and training portfolio now available

WEAMEC has put together an undergraduate and workforce training portfolio ranging from operator to engineer level. We have identified skills gaps using an international benchmark and have drawn up a roadmap for introducing new courses into our education and training ecosystem.
Our region offers 14 master’s courses and a vocational university diploma course (licence professionnelle). Since 2015, three well-established vocational colleges have also been running a two-year vocational course on system maintenance with a specialism in wind energy systems.
As WEAMEC members, Centrale Nantes and Université de Nantes have developed over 20 continuous training modules specifically for the nascent marine renewables sector. Learn more at “Talents trained in line with actual needs.”

WEAMEC, meeting the industry’s real training needs

WEAMEC is an umbrella organisation bringing together the marine renewables ecosystem in the Pays de la Loire region in Western France. We work to consolidate our region’s position in this fast-growing sector by focusing on research, innovation and training. One of our key aims is to ensure that the training available in the region matches the real and increasing needs of industry and research. For the 2015-2020 period, we expect a three-fold rise in the number of researchers working in marine renewables, representing some 150 new jobs. In addition, 1,000 job creations are expected across the industry.
At WEAMEC, we work therefore alongside industry and academia to shape and adapt the region’s training portfolio to new professions and the talent sought.
As part of WEAMEC, Centrale Nantes and Université de Nantes have developed a tailored continuous training programme. It includes a pathway called “Essential” leading to the Certificat Référent EMR (MRE liaison officer certificate), and specialist modules.
• The “Essential” pathway leads to the Certificat Référent EMR (MRE liaison officer certificate). Successful participants will have gained a full understanding of the value and interactions of each segment in the MRE value chain.
• The specialist modules will allow participants to develop their expertise in more specific areas.
View the course prospectus on the WEAMEC website – French only.
Talents trained in line with actual needs
In the Pays de la Loire region, we have a large number of training organisations recognised internationally for their high-level expertise. WEAMEC works closely with both industry and education to identify needs and ensure that our training portfolio constantly meets these as the sector grows.
Academic Excellence
French organisations recognised in the MRE industry include Centrale Nantes, Université de Nantes, ENSM, IMT Atlantique, ICAM, ENSAM, Université d’Angers, and Université du Mans. In Pays de la Loire, we have an extensive training portfolio for marine renewables ranging from operator to engineer level. As members of WEAMEC, Centrale Nantes and Université de Nantes have developed over 20 continuous training modules on marine renewable energy, focusing on areas such as sea-state capability, grid connections, maritime law and site monitoring.

 

A tailored portfolio of continuous training courses

Delivered by Centrale Nantes and Université de Nantes, WEAMEC continuous training courses offer comprehensive workforce training through the “Essential” pathway leading to the Certificat Référent EMR (MRE liaison officer certificate) and specialist modules.
The “Essential” pathway leads to the Certificat Référent EMR (MRE liaison officer certificate). Successful participants will have gained a full understanding of the value and interactions of each segment in the MRE value chain.
The specialist modules will allow participants to develop their expertise in more specific areas.
View the course prospectus on the WEAMEC website – French only