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Apprenticeship Opportunity: Are you unem

Placed on 4/11/2019
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Apprenticeship Opportunity: Are you unemployed, underemployed, laid off or facing a layoff because of a business closure? Are you a commercial fishermen tired of being dependent on unstable salmon and other runs? We offer a dynamic career opportunity option. Train for jobs as United States Coast Guard-Certified, Able Bodied Seaman, Engine Room Oiler, or Steward Galley operations. All jobs offer a steady career ladder and union wages/benefits. Men and women, must be at least 18 years of age, substance-free and in good health. The Seafarers International Union along with their contracted vessel operators are offering free training and a guaranteed job in the US Merchant Marine commercial maritime industry, with a great salary and lucrative benefits. Work takes place aboard ocean-going freighters, tankers, Military Sealift Command (MSC) Support Vessels and even cruise ships in Hawaii. The five phase federally-certified training regimen takes approximately one year to complete and is done at the Seafarers affiliate training school --the Lundeberg School of Seamanship, located in Piney Point, Maryland and aboard contracted vessels at sea. Through an agreement between the Seafarers International Union and the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development recruitment for this great opportunity has been given a priority. All those who graduate are guaranteed employment by and through the Seafarers International Union. Sealink, Inc., a nonprofit organization based out of Ketchikan, AK has been awarded a grant by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development to handle the recruitment and assessment of individuals to determine eligibility and facilitate placement. Qualified applicants will also be given a needs assessment and if eligible, referred to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development to assist them financially in obtaining the USCG mandated; Merchant Mariners Certification (MMC), the Homeland Security, mandated Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC), required physical/s, drug tests, passport, uniforms, clothing, possible dental work, eye wear, and airfare. For residents that have gone through the Ketchikan school system, the William Lund Memorial Scholarship may apply. If interested in this great opportunity, please call Sealink at (907) 254-1896 or (907) 204-0550 email: "This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration"
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