The Ship Repair Career Pre-Hire Training Program is designed to help our future workforce get a head start on a career in the ship repair industry. Ship repair companies partner with community colleges to offer training that will lead directly to employment in a trade field. These careers are in high-demand fields and offer solid opportunities to be promoted into expert level positions. Students are reimbursed for their tuition when they accept a job with an employer partner and complete the new employee terms of that company.
Ship repair welders are critical to the design, performance, safety and structural integrity of a ship.Read more
Maritime Pipefitters are responsible for the assembly, fit-up, and rip-out of various shipboard piping systems and components.Read more
The Marine Coatings Course is an introduction to ship paint environments and work skills.Read more
Marine electricians are required to have a complete understanding of electrical principles and practice in a marine environment.Read more
Outside Machinists conduct some of the most difficult and challenging work in ship repair.Read more
Please fill out the information form in Step #1 above to be placed on a wait list for this course.
Ship Repairers are the "Strength Behind the Fleet", ensuring the U.S. Navy remains safe, secure and readily available. There are more than 40,000 ship repair employees in Coastal Virginia in more than 80 different occupations. We take great pride in the work we do, and are responsible for being safe and secure ourselves. Therefore, any prospective student for this program must meet the following criteria:
If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by a VSRA Representative