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SEAMANSHIP

TRANSPORTATION

Job Corps' Able Seaman program is offered through the Inland Boatmen's Union. Participants in this career pathway will work towards certification as an able seaman whose duties include standing watch on deck, working on equipment maintenance, and performing most of the labor required on a ship.

Career Details

Skills

Students in Seamanship are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Understand theoretical principles
  • Perform basic skills in logistics, equipment operations and deckhand responsibilities

Career Options

As a credentialed, entry-level worker, students completing the Seamanship program find careers as able seaman, or deckhand seaman.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete all required activity in the Career Preparation Period, including Career Exploration and Career Success/Workplace Skills.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Seamanship Numbers to Know

$41K

National average earning potential for this career

Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail
Dependability
Initiative
Persistence
Self-control
Teamwork


Training Facilities