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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 the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

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.

Students who complete a program in the Transportation training area can earn nationally recognized credentials and/or state licensure. Credentials such as these show that students have the skills and knowledge to work in transportation, logistics, and customer service.

Seamanship Numbers to Know

$34K

National average earning potential for this career

18+

Months to complete career training program

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