The Workforce Crisis: Government funding builds local training programs

While many government training programs have been less than successful, the government can help address the workforce shortages by advocating for and utilizing funding – specifically on the state and local level. The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association offers a pre-apprenticeship program, funded by Real Jobs Rhode Island, to help provide Rhode Island residents 18 …
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Marine Trades Association of Maryland hires new workforce program manager

The Marine Trades Association of Maryland announced Friday the appointment of Lauri A. Petroy to head the organization’s workforce development initiative. The program manager position is responsible for the development of a comprehensive marketing and outreach campaign to increase awareness of viable career pathways in the marine industry, the recruitment of new and experienced workers …
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American Boatbuilders and Repairers Association distributes nationwide survey, conference session on marine industry workforce

NEWPORT, R.I. — The American Boatbuilders and Repairers Association (ABBRA) has taken the lead on defining the U.S. marine industry’s workforce needs, challenges and solutions with a nationwide survey and a follow-up working session with experts, to be held at the International Boatbuilders Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) in mid-September in Louisville (KY). The survey will […]
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