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Join us on May 25 from 12-1 PM EST to hear from employers and those working in the maritime industry.

We'll answer all your questions, including:

  • How long does it take to train for a job?
  • How much does training cost? (Great news- it could be FREE with our HR Strong initiative!)
  • Where can you work?
  • What will your job be like?
  • How much can you make?
  • What career growth opportunities are there?

This webinar is presented by a partnership between Hampton Workforce Council, Virginia Ship Repair Association, and Community College Workforce Cooperative, which is made up of Camp Community College, Thomas Nelson Community College and Tidewater Community College

If you are not able to join us live for the webinar, please sign up at docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGwNTkwxB_u4bxLRwKeU5kb4EeRzLFBZxM6AuKd66L1P2PJA/viewform and we will share a recording of the webinar with you following the event.

Check out our website here: https://www.theworkforcecouncil.org/hr-strong/

Save your spot today!

Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/maritime-industry-training-jobs-info-session-tickets-331980702217?keep_tld=1.


Launch your career in the Maritime Industry with Marine Trade Training (MTT) - Welding

Training will focus on welding opportunities and will include:

  • free training
  • hiring events
  • interviews

Eligibility requirements include:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • registered for selective service where applicable
  • authorized to work in the US
  • pre-screening includes a background check, drug screening, and physical at no cost to the participant

This program is valued at over $9,000 and can include up to $2,250 for assistance with supportive services, including childcare and transportation.

For more information on the program or to apply, please call 757.681.8974.


Let's Go To Work


Job Outlook –
As of the fourth quarter of 2021, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers was 2,308. 

There is projected annual demand for 202 new entrants into the occupation.

(Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers, April 2022)

Earnings in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region –
2021 wages for Welding, Cutter, Solderer, and Brazer careers:
Entry Level $40,100 – Mean $52,800 – Experienced $59,200