Apprenticeships?

Discussion in 'Education' started by Seafra, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. Seafra
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    Seafra Sailing Nerd

    I've been giving a lot of thought to this idea, and it seems like the best way for me to get into the boat industry is to apprentice as a boatbuilder while simultaneously taking Westlawn courses.

    But I wonder if the apprenticeship concept is considered somewhat archaic by most boat builders. I think it's a fine way to get cheap labor for the employer, and hands on education for the employee.

    Have you guys heard of any sailboat builders offering apprenticeships?
     
  2. longliner45
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    longliner45 Senior Member

    contact Newport News ship yard in Norfork VA.....you do this by contacting the Virginia employment commision,,,,goodluck,,,longliner
     
  3. Seafra
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    Seafra Sailing Nerd

    I'm very familiar with NN, Va....seeing as how I grew up there. Not exactly the type of outfit I'm looking for since battleships and aircraft carriers are a far cry from sailboats. :)
     

  4. longliner45
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    longliner45 Senior Member

    Ok man , understand thats not your cup of tea, you keep looking Imsure you will find it ,,good luck ,buy the way?your quote ( whatever your hand find to do ,do it with all your might ,,,,,,,,,,,,wont you go blind from that?,,,,,,,lol longliner
     
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