“This is great news,” said the association’s chief executive, Hugh Williams. Over 300 applications were received to attend the so-called OTC Teacher Institute, he added.

Williams continued: “Not only have we been widely publicising the skills shortages in the industry, but have also proposed methods for dealing with this potentially damaging situation for the industry. We have committed additional funding to publicise the exciting careers available in the offshore construction industry and thus attract new recruits of all ages and backgrounds.”

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