Full tuition funding is now available for eligible students interested in pursuing a career in the marine trades.
The Marine Services Technician Apprenticeship Program through Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) provides classroom and hands-on experience in marine industry skills that lead students to a state-certified apprenticeship credential upon completion of the course.
Funding is available for students whose household income is at or below 125 percent of federal poverty guidelines (e.g. $15,950/household of one; $32,750/household of four).
Students in the course train in marine electricity and electronics, HVAC troubleshooting, welding, boating safety, forklift operation and other related skills. Students also have access to career coaching support and job placement services through GLCAP. Courses take place at locations in Sandusky and Ottawa County.
Along with GLCAP, the Marine Services Technician Apprenticeship Program is a partnership of Terra State Community College, Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers, Ottawa County Improvement Corporation, Lake Erie Marine Trades Association, Volvo Penta, and Yamaha Motor Corporation.
Anyone who is interested in the Marine Technician Apprenticeship program can learn more or apply online at www.glcap.org/marinetech, or call GLCAP Lead Career Coach Patty Hall at 419-332-2412.