Massachusetts Maritime Academy In Partnership With RelyOn Nutec Named A Finalist For 2022 Ventus Awards

Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA;, a top-ranked public university with undergraduate degree programs focusing on science, engineering, technology, math, and business that blend academics and experiential learning today announced that it, in partnership with RelyOn Nutec (, has been named a finalist for a 2022 Ventus Award by The Business Network for Offshore Wind.

The Ventus Awards represent the offshore wind industry’s highest level of professional recognition, celebrating the cutting-edge innovations and the trailblazing people, companies, and organizations ushering in a new era for offshore wind energy.

MMA and RelyOn Nutec are named joint finalists in the Health, Safety & Environment Program of the Year category for their Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Safety Training (BST) program, in place at the Academy since November 2019. In less than three years some 200 participants have successfully completed training, including 82 members of the District Council of New England Ironworkers.

The finalists and winner of the 2022 Ventus Awards will be recognized as part of the Ventus Gala on November 17th in Washington, D.C. during which hundreds of professionals across the global offshore wind supply chain will come together to celebrate the industry’s collective accomplishments.

“It is gratifying to be among the global organizations recognized by the Business Network for Offshore Wind,” said Rear Admiral Francis X. McDonald, USMS, president of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. “We are proud of the partnership we have fostered with RelyOn Nutec, one that has and will continue to enable us to provide vital basic safety training to mariners, and those in other industries, as well.”

“We are honored to be a finalist in this year’s Ventus Awards for HSE Program of the Year,” said Jenni Lewis, RelyOn Nutec Managing Director, US, Mexico & Caribbean. “We pride ourselves in bringing new, innovative technologies to training while adapting it to each learner; we are fortunate to have partners like Massachusetts Maritime Academy that apply it at their campus.”

About Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA): MMA is a fully accredited, four-year, co-educational state university offering Bachelor and Master of Science degrees that are highly regarded in the worldwide maritime industry and beyond. For more than 100 years, MMA has prepared women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation’s finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. Located on Cape Cod, at the mouth of the scenic Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts Maritime Academy is the ideal college to pursue the love for the ocean, concern for the environment, interest in math and science, and a thirst for adventure. Follow MMA on FB:  @massmaritime, @MassMaritime.Advancement; IG: @massmaritime, @mmacademyalumni; Twitter: @MMAadmissions, @MMAcademyAlumni; YouTube: Massachusetts Maritime Academy.