Va School to Introduce Training Center in 2008

Thursday, May 04, 2006
According to the Daily Press, Tidewater Community College on Wednesday announced a new training center designed to help alleviate anticipated critical workplace shortages in shipbuilding and other waterfront related work. The Maritime and Transportation Center, set to open in 2008, will operate out of a building at the community college's forthcoming campus in Portsmouth -- training workers in everything from welding to truck driving, from computer aided design to port security. Shipyard workers are expected to be in great demand over the coming decades. Baby boomers are approaching retirement age even as Navy shipbuilding is going strong with an entirely new aircraft carrier class at Northrop Grumman Newport News and continued submarine building there. Though many of the programs to be offered by Tidewater Community College are being offered already, they will be expanded with more faculty and financial resources. Other courses -- including warehouse storage and port security -- are in development. The program's curriculum, which will include both certificate programs and college degrees, will be made available for other community colleges around the nation. Source: Daily Press

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter January 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Education/Training

First Women's Expedition to the Arctic

Company "MyArctic-expeditions" organize the first women's expedition to the Arctic Ocean. The expedition will start on March 5 in the capital of the Nenets Autonomous

SUNY Maritime Among Top Schools for Career Placement

The Princeton Review’s annual college rankings place State University of New York Maritime College among the top 10 in the nation for career placement after graduation.

Campaign for Webb at $28 Mln and Counting

Webb Institute’s Campaign Cabinet, led by President Keith Michel ’73 and Campaign Chair Joseph Cuneo ’57 announced that $28 million (70 percent) of the $40 million

Container Ships

Attempts to Move Containership CSCL Indian Ocean Aground in Elbe Successful

The last five days stuck in Elbschlick 400-meter (1,312 feet) CSCL Indian Ocean, the 19,000 teu vessel aground on the river Elbe, owned by China Shipping Group Co.

Hapag-Lloyd Sees Uptick of Incorrectly Declared Dangerous Goods

Year-on-year increase of 65 percent; more than 4,300 cases worldwide   Container shipper Hapag-Lloyd said it registered considerably more incorrectly declared dangerous goods last year,

Containership Detained in Tacoma for Safety Violations

The 685-foot Liberian-flagged containership Westwood Robson is being held in port after significant safety violations were discovered by Port State Control officers from U.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0653 sec (15 req/sec)