Ship Repair Pre-Hire Course Information

Completing the following information form does not guarantee acceptance into the training program, or an employment offer. Prospective students must also complete the Virginia Career Readiness Certificate WorkKeys Assessment, attend an interview, pass a drug screening and provide reasonable assurance they can obtain security access to the ship yards. 

Please answer all of the questions below:

Employment Experience

Please describe your employment history and the skills you have developed in those jobs. Please provide information from AT LEAST one previous employer. If you have no prior work experience, please list a personal reference, previous internship, or enter “n/a” if not applicable.

Employer #1

Employer #2

Employer #3

Education & Training

Technical Trade School

High School

College

Personal Talents and Statement

The PreHire Ship Repair Training courses are designed to help people enter a position in trades work that will provide them with a longterm, stable and rewarding career. Potential students will be selected based on several requirements. Please answer the career interest question below to describe why you believe this is a good career option for you.

Background Information

If you are accepted into this training program, the answers to the following questions will not be shared with prospective employers:

The physical requirements of training for the ship repair industry may include: using respirator equipment, lifting, kneeling, squatting, climbing, working in confined spaces, working in extreme temperatures, etc.

n order to adhere to the strict safety and quality standards of our customers, including the United States Navy, many of the Ship Repair Companies who hire students from this program require that their employees receive security clearance, such as a RAPIDGate badge, required by the US Navy to enter their yards and ships. Additionally, the work zone is a drug-free area, and therefore you must pass a drug screening in order to qualify for this training course. The following questions indicate a minimum level of conduct required to enter this training program: