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Women in Skilled Careers - First Cohort Graduation
The Women in Skilled Careers program creates a pipeline of skilled workers for the ship repair industry by providing women with a fast-tracked pathway to learn critical skills, obtain industry-recognized credentials, and interview with companies in the ship repair industry. The program offers 6 training tracks: Maritime Coatings, Maritime Electrical, Maritime Welding, Outside Machinist, Sheet Metal Fabrication, and Pipefitting. Participants will complete 4 weeks of workplace readiness and soft skills training followed by 5 weeks of industry-related training. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in paid work experiences, earn monetary performance incentives, and receive assistance with childcare and transportation costs.