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Meet a Mariner. We put the Sea in Seattle!

Looking for a Great Career?

Did you know….

 

$67,000 - average annual salary before benefits for maritime industry employees – more than $20,000 above the average wage in Washington!

 

$79,000 – average annual salary of ship building and repair employees

 

$83,000 – average annual wage of Marine Engineers and Naval Architects

 

$72,000 – average annual wage of Crane and Tower Operators

 

$71,000 – average annual wage of Captains, Mates and Pilots

 

Washington State Maritime in 2015 generated $37.5 billion in revenues and was responsible
for more than 148,000 jobs.

 

How do you get into a great maritime career? Check out this awesome Maritime Employment Resource Guide, which was developed by the Center for Wooden Boats.

 

Here are some of the Washington training programs you might check out:

 

Ballard Maritime Academy

Training programs

http://ballardmaritimeacademy.wordpress.com/

 

Clatsup Community College

Maritime training, certification and licensing programs

https://www.clatsopcc.edu/

 

Compass Courses Maritime Training

Maritime training, certification and licensing programs

http://compasscourses.com/

 

Crawford Nautical School

Maritime training, certification and licensing programs

http://crawfordnautical.com/

 

Flagship Maritime Training Center

Maritime training, certification and licensing programs

http://flagshipmaritimetraining.com/

 

Fremont Maritime Services

Maritime safety training programs

http://www.fremontmaritime.com/

 

Fryar’s Maritime Service

Maritime training, certification and licensing programs

http://www.maritimetesting.com/pages/index.php

 

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Motorcycle, Marine and Power Service Technology

http://www.lwtech.edu/

 

Maritime Training Services

General training

http://www.maritimetraining.com/Home

 

Maritime Welding at Harbor Island Training Center

http://www.southseattle.edu/harbor-island-training-center/ 

 

Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building

Boat building

http://nwboatschool.org/

 

NPFVOA

Vessel Safety Program

http://npfvoa.org/

 

Olympic College Manufacturing

Welding

http://www.olympic.edu/Students/DegreesCertificates/Welding/welding-CS.htm

 

Pacific Maritime Institute
Maritime training, certification and licensing programs

http://mitags-pmi.org/

 

Renton Technical College

Welding

http://www.rtc.edu/Programs/TrainingPrograms/Welding/

 

Seattle Central Community College

Maritime training, certification and licensing programs

http://seattlecentral.edu/

 

Seattle Maritime Academy

Training, certification and licensing programs

http://seattlecentral.edu/maritime/

 

Skagit Valley College - The Northwest Center of Excellence for Marine

Manufacturing and Technology

http://www.marinecenterofexcellence.com/

 

Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center

Diesel Power. Tech, Welding

http://snoisletech.com/

 

South Seattle Community College

Welding

http://www.southseattle.edu/programs/proftech/weldfab.htm

 

The Anchor Program

Maritime training, certification and licensing programs

http://www.theanchorprogram.com/

 

University of Washington

School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

http://fish.washington.edu/

 

University of Washington

School of Marine and Environmental Affairs

https://smea.uw.edu/

 

U.S. Maritime Academy

Maritime training, certification and licensing programs

http://www.usmaritime.us/

 

Washington State Patrol Fire Training Academy

Marine Firefighter Training

http://www.wsp.wa.gov/fire/fireacad.htm

 

Youth Maritime Training Association

K-12 programs to promote Maritime careers

http://ymta.net

 

Youth Maritime Collaborative

www.youthmaritimecollaborative.org/

 

Zenith Maritime

Maritime training, certification and licensing programs

http://zenithmaritime.com/

 

Source:
Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, Community Attributes  (2013).

 

Seattle Maritime 101 and Seattle Times' Newspapers in Education: Bringing Maritime to the Classroom

The Seattle Propeller Club, Port of Seattle, Vigor, Harley Marine, The Seattle Times’ Newspapers in Education (NIE) program and the maritime industry partnered together to produce a series of special 12-page newspaper supplements. The supplements featured a cargo hold full of stories about the value of maritime industry to our community and region.

 

The supplements also were distributed to classrooms throughout the Puget Sound region. The Seattle Times NIE currently serves over 44,000 students and nearly 1,100 educators in Washington state. Over 70% of NIE students are middle school-college level, and over 41% of NIE educators teach some type of STEM education in their classroom.



Click on the photo below to read the 2016 Maritime 101 supplement.

Click on the photo below to read the 2015 Maritime 101 supplement.

Click on the photo below to read the 2014 Maritime 101 supplement.

Upcoming Events

Join the celebration of our working waterfront!

 

April

Opening of Cruise Season

 

May 4

Opening Day of Boating Season sponsored by Seattle Yacht Club

Lake Union, Ship Canal, Lake Washington

 

May 5

Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial Service

 

May 9

Stories of the Sea Maritime Poetry and Song Slam sponsored by National Fisherman Magazine and Pacific Marine Expo

Highliner Public House, Fishermen’s Terminal

www.SeattlePropellerClub.org

 

May 10

Fishermen's Terminal Walking Tour - FREE

10:30 a.m. to Noon

Limited to 40 guests

Email for tour reservations: portrsvp@portseattle.org.

Meet between Chinook's and Bay Cafe

Sponsored by the Port of Seattle

 

May 10 and 11

Northwest Paddling Festival sponsored by Northwest Marine Trade Association

Lake Sammamish State Park, Issaquah

http://northwestpaddlingfestival.com/

 

May 11

Seattle Maritime Festival Family Fun Day

sponsored by the Seattle Propeller Club and Port of Seattle

Seattle Maritime Academy

www.SeattlePropellerClub.org

 

May 16

Fishermen’s Memorial Safety Fair Dock 9 

 

May 16-19

Anacortes Boat Show

Northwest Marine Trade Association

 

May 17           

Seattle Maritime Festival Breakfast sponsored by the Seattle Propeller Club

Marriot Waterfront Hotel        

www.SeattlePropellerClub.org

 

May 17

Tacoma Propeller Club Chowdown

www.tacomapropellerclub.com/chowdown-.html   

 

May 22

National Maritime Day

www.marad.dot.gov/education/national-maritime-day/

 

All Events Subject to change.

 

 

 

 

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