What type jobs can be found at a shipyard?
Below is a list of jobs often found on today's shipyards.
Is there a demand for shipbuilding and repair jobs?
The answer is yes! Shipbuilding and repair jobs are in extreme demand. In one survey of Gulf Coast shipbuilders alone, shipyards reported needing 1,514 shipfitters, 1417 welders, 502 pipefitters, and 295 pipe welders. This demand is expected to continue.
I need help with a resume? Where can I go?
Career One-Stop Centers are your one-stop source for career readiness tools. WIth offices all over the country, these centers will assist you in landing the right job. Vist www.careeronestop.org on the web to locate an office near you and to get access to a number of resources to help you with your job search.
How much can I make?
Houry wages in the shipbuilding and repair industry are competitive with those in other industries. Your skill level determines who much you can make.
Where can I get training?
Many shipyards offer in-house training programs called apprenticeshop programs. Some shipyards do not have apprenticeship programs but will train you on-the-job. However, if you are looking for a college education, your local community college is a great place to start.
Once I start work at a shipyard, can I move up?
The shipbuilding and repair industry offers a variety of career paths and opportunities for advancement. Whether you choose to work your way up the career ladder on the yard to to go to college to earn a degree, with the right technical and leadership skills and a good work ethic, there's no limit to where you can go!
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