Women in Skilled Careers (WISC) - Employer Luncheon
The WISC Employer Luncheon is held during the first week of training. This unique opportunity to interact with program participants allows employers to meet their potential future employees in an informal environment. During their first week of learning about the Ship Repair Industry, participants develop lots of questions. This luncheon is an opportunity for them to learn more about your company and our industry, while sharing a meal with their potential future employer.
Lunch is provided for all attendees! Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements!
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.
Questions? Please contact Darius Swift: (757) 233-7034 x 109 or DSwift@VirginiaShipRepair.org!