The Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship has formerly recognized the Workboat Academy as a 21st Century Registered Apprenticeship Trailblazer and Innovator. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis will meet with representatives of the program on August 1st to for the commemorative ceremony for the 75th Anniversary of the signing of the National Apprenticeship Act.
“It is a great honor to meet with Secretary Solis and acknowledge the role that apprenticeship programs have played within the U.S. workforce,” said Glen Paine, Executive Director on MITAGS-PMI and the Workboat Academy. “The Workboat Academy has been very successful in its hands-on-training for people wanting to become a mate and for the marine companies willing to provide the billets.”
The Office of Apprenticeship will commemorate “Out Educate, Out Build, Out Innovate” at the National Education and Action Summit, which will be attended by leaders, partners and stakeholders of registered apprentice programs at the Department of Labor’s Great Hall in Washington D.C.