WorkForce Central's letter headerFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Christian Caple, 253.213.2960

Are you interested in a career in the maritime industry – a sector that pays average annual wages of $70,800 in Washington state?

Thanks to a grant-funded partnership between the Olympic Consortium Workforce Development Council, the Northwest Maritime Center, Compass Courses and other partners, new, free training opportunities exist to individuals seeking entry into a rewarding, high-wage career. WorkForce Central is partnering with this project to outreach to Pierce County residents, who are welcome and highly encouraged to participate.

Training begins March 5 at the Northwest Maritime Center’s campus in Port Townsend, Washington, with a weeklong Radar Observer Unlimited Course, followed by Master 100 GRT training from March 12-16 and 19-23, Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA) training from March 12-16, and Basic Safety Training from March 26-30.

Special preference will be given to women, minorities and economically disadvantaged individuals. Call Tanya Rublaitus, Vocational Training Manager, for more details: 360-301-0736.

WorkForce Central strengthens the Pierce County economy by identifying skill gaps between jobseekers and employment opportunities, fostering data-driven decision making, and connecting workforce development partners into a cohesive, collaborative and effective network.