Marine Trades Training Welding Courses Offered in Smithfield
Camp Community College and Isle of Wight County Schools have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to provide Marine Trades Training (MTT) Welding courses for county residents at Smithfield High School beginning June 21st.
The MTT program, delivered in partnership with the Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA), Camp Community College, Tidewater Community College, and Thomas Nelson Community College, has operated since 2017 and has trained over 2,100 participants in six trades for employment in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry with a 90 percent hire rate for program completers.
Camp, VSRA, and the Hampton Roads Workforce Council (HRWC) will work with each participant to pre-screen for employment in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry, establish eligibility for welding course funding, provide skilled trades training, and to identify any needed supportive services up to $2,250 per participant. Each participant will also receive employment services with the goal of securing a job offer for all students after completing the training.
Those interested in participating in the program should call 757-681-8974 or go to https://www.theworkforcecouncil.org/hr-strong/.