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Spaulding Marine Center’s Boatworks 101 Receives State Approval

Spaulding Marine Center

Spaulding Marine Center is pleased to announce that Boatworks 101, an innovative marine technician program, has been approved by the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards. With this approval status, Spaulding Marine Center becomes a California registered apprenticeship provider.

The mission of Spaulding Marine Center is to preserve our maritime heritage by helping to shape its future. As a registered apprenticeship provider, Spaulding Marine Center takes its educational programs to a new level that will create career pathways for deserving young adults.

In the spirit of Myron Spaulding, Boatworks 101 will train the next generation of craftspeople in the marine service industry. The program is a paid training and apprenticeship program for people 18 years old and up interested in working in the maritime service trades.

During the first nine months, apprentices will train and work at Spaulding Marine Center. They will learn shop safety and tool skills while also gaining familiarity with marine carpentry, structural work, propulsion, and yacht systems. They will work on customers’ boats, undertake a new boat build using a blend of traditional and modern techniques and materials, and experience a wide variety of training activities.

Following the nine months training at Spaulding, apprentices will rotate for six months through our employer partners throughout the Bay Area. The apprentices will have the opportunity to learn from electricians, diesel mechanics, riggers, carpenters, composites experts, and other specialists throughout the industry.

Applications to become an apprentice may be downloaded from the Spaulding Marine Center website beginning March 15, 2021 through May 15, 2021. This is a limited and competitive opportunity, and only a handful of applicants will be selected. Successful applicants will be notified by June 15, 2021 of acceptance into the program. The 15 month program begins on August 15, 2021.

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