Tecnico supports ship repair in multiple ship yards and offers great opportunities for gaining experience in the trades. They are very involved in developing shipyard related skill sets at technical schools and offer hands-on training in their facility.
Category: Skilled and Entry Level Shipyard Labor
The path to a shipyard career often begins with a position as a Firewatch, Trade Helper or Apprentice. Apprentice programs are rigorous and workers are often more successful if they begin in an entry-level position forst to obtain some key critical skills and knowledge such as:
- Learning the words and terms used in shipyards that aren't used in oher workplaces
- Learning about basic tools and their proper use
- Learning about the variety of trades jobs available so the worker can choose a position best suited to their interests
Median wages (2010): $11.28 hourly, $23,460 annual
Projected growth (2010-2020): Average (10% to 19%)
Projected job openings (2010-2020): 98,200
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
Job Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Candidates must have 6-8 years of experience in their trade for first class tradesmen positions.
Entry-level jobs require a minimum of 6-12 months experience working in a shipyard environment.