Pre-Hire Career Training Program

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:​

  • ​Must be at least 18 years old, have a High School Diploma or GED, and be a United States Citizen
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Must be drug free
  • Must have NO disqualifying security issues
  • Must be able to attend class on-time, Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Must provide your own safety shoes and leather safety gloves
  • Must enroll at the Community College where the training will take place, and pay a $250 tuition fee

If you feel this training is a good fit, please apply by completing the following steps:

  1. Complete the Ship Repair Pre-Hire Information Form:
  2. Complete the Career Readiness Certificate WorkKeys Assessment: Make a reservation with your local Community College or Workforce One-Stop Center
  3. Enter your CRC WorkKeys Scores Online:
  4. Complete an interview with a company partner. If selected for an interview, we will contact you to arrange an interview date and time
  5. Pass a drug test
  6. Upon request, submit a background screening to verify eligibility security access. Applicants MUST report any and all misdemeanor or felony convictions including, but not limited to: traffic violations, financial judgments, minor infractions and any other crimes. These may be limiting factors in qualifying for the program and/or employment.
  7. Once you are approved for enrollment, you will be given information to register for the course at the Community College where your training will take place and pay your $250 tuition fee
  8. Show up to class ON-TIME every day. The class will run for two weeks, followed by a 1 and 1/2 day OSHA 10-Hour Maritime Training Course.
  9. Your hiring company will reimburse your $250 tuition fee upon meeting hiring requirements, which may include a probation period. Completing this training offers no guarantee of employment. However, completion of this two-week intensive program will greatly enhance the skill set necessary to gain employment in the Ship Repair Industry.