Young Personnel for Offshore Wind Energy

Towarzystwo Edukacyjne "Wiedza Powszechna" (Educational Society "Common Knowledge")

The association was registered in 1998. Since 1999, it has been operating the Center for General Education, registered in the register of non-public educational institutions (No. RSPO 79911). TEWP is registered as a Training Institution. For over 24 years, it has been active in the field of vocational education and training as well as non-formal education. In 2006, Towarzystwo Edukacyjne “Wiedza Powszechna” (Educational Society “Common Knowledge”) received the Amber Sword Award from the Governor and Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship for innovation and promoting new solutions. Throughout its history, TEWP has implemented over 200 projects (both national and international), funded by sources such as FRSE, POWER, RPO WP 2014-2020, POKL, RITA, PHARE, EFS ZPORR, MATRA/KAP, the Batory Foundation, the Education for Democracy Foundation, the Ministry of National Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Senate of the Republic of Poland, and local government grants.

Pomorska Wojewódzka Komenda OHP
(Pomeranian Regional Headquarters of the Voluntary Labour Corps)

The Voluntary Labour Corps (OHP) is a state budgetary unit supervised by the minister responsible for labor, acting as a labor market institution. OHP performs tasks specified in the Act on Labor Market Institutions and Employment Promotion, specializing in activities for youth, particularly those at risk of social exclusion and the unemployed under 25 years old. OHP offers a recurring form of education, individually tailored to the client’s needs and predispositions. Career counselors provide individual and group advice to appropriately diagnose the client’s educational and professional potential, recognize their needs in this regard, and through a corrective-compensatory process, help the client choose a future profession or educational path, as well as further support the client in achieving their intended goals.

OHP organizes education in atypical legal forms, allowing for the simultaneous realization of vocational training during work. Employment and vocational training of OHP participants are based on individual employment contracts, following the principles concerning juvenile employees. As a labor market institution, the Voluntary Labour Corps (OHP) offers a comprehensive system of free services for youth, including job placement, career counseling, organization of vocational schools, and the implementation of projects for local communities in the area of employment promotion. OHP’s offer responds to the needs of young people in shaping their educational and professional paths.

Polskie Towarzystwo Morskiej Energetyki Wiatrowej (Polish Offshore Wind Energy Society)

The society was registered in 1997 as one of the first industry organizations promoting the development of wind energy in Poland. The society comprises over 100 entities. From 1997 to 2011, it operated under the name Polskie Towarzystwo Energetyki Wiatrowej (Polish Wind Energy Society). Since 2006, the organization has focused exclusively on promoting the development of offshore wind energy in Poland, participating in international projects, organizing conferences and seminars, developing concepts and analyses, collaborating with government administration, and supporting work on legal solutions to enable effective offshore wind farm investments.

The goal of the society is to support the development of offshore wind energy in Poland and promote economic development related to offshore wind energy, based on the application of modern technologies and respecting environmental protection principles. These goals are achieved through active participation in legislative processes leading to the creation of a favorable legal environment for effective offshore wind farm investments, supporting enterprises in the maritime sector to develop production and service offerings for the offshore wind energy sector, cooperating with industry organizations, companies, and public administration units responsible for the development of offshore wind energy, including within international initiatives funded by the European Union, aimed at transferring practical experiences and innovative technical solutions to enhance the competitiveness of the offshore industry in Poland.