UAS Ketchikan Maritime Training – Helping to Build Alaska’s Workforce

The fall 2015 Maritime & Multi-skilled Worker / Qualified Member of the Engine Department students celebrated the completion of their 12 weeks of training with a ceremony in December 2015.

The program is U.S. Coast Guard approved and prepares students to work in marine engine rooms as a licensed marine oiler as well as in entry-level positions onshore in industries including ship building and repair, seafood processing plants, heavy machinery/diesel mechanics and welding.

Of the 10 students in this year’s program, 6 were Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) employees; 3 have been given onboard internships with AMHS and one student has decided to go on to aircraft mechanics school.

Learn more about the program here.

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