To the Editor:
I was so pleased to see the lively article about Gabe Bellebuono’s love of his new position as a GE wind technician (“High energy,” Jan. 4). It’s great that The MV Times is covering the evolution of the industry, and a Vineyarder’s role in bringing green energy to the Island.
As chair of the board of Martha’s Vineyard Center for Education and Training, the Island nonprofit that mounts the on-Island wind technician training program with Bristol Community College, I want to add that Gabe got his initial training as a member of the first cohort of wind tech students on-Island. Only after he graduated in June 2021 did he land a job with GE, and go through their additional training. We’re very proud of the several cohorts of Vineyarders who have completed the rigorous training that we offer.
Nancy Hoffman, chair