Sea school open house could lead to work in maritime industry

  • Thu Jun 21st, 2018 12:30pm
  • News

The Hawaiian Chieftain will host an open house on Friday, June 29, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., to educate area residents about job-training opportunities through the new program Sea School Northwest.

The program includes $70,000 in available scholarship opportunities. The vessel is offering open houses throughout Washington state, but the first two have been intentionally scheduled for the vessel’s homeport turf in Aberdeen and Westport.

The open house is at Seaport Landing, 500 N. Custer St. in Aberdeen

For more information contact or call 360-589-8212.

What can attendees to the open house expect?

“At an open house you get to tour the training vessel Hawaiian Chieftain, and get a sense for what your day-to-day life in the program would be like,” shares Sea School Officer David Livingstone. “You can ask any questions you have to the crew. I can provide a copy of the application, and in-depth information about the program and your job prospects afterward.”

“We saw an opportunity with our vessel because our mariners were successfully making the switch to cruise ships, tugboats, and other types of vessels where you make a good, family wage,” says Program Director, Capt. Hali Boyd. “We want to give that opportunity to Grays Harbor County residents, as well as folks throughout Washington state. We are offering people the chance to come train, live on the vessel for eight weeks, and come out of the program ready to work as a deckhand in the commercial industry.”