Massachusetts career center focuses on marine industry

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The MassHire Greater New Bedford Career Center in New Bedford, Mass., has partnered with the New Bedford Port Authority, Northeast Maritime Institute, Bob’s Sea & Ski and the Massachusetts Maritime Trade Association, as well as other organizations, to connect them with job seekers.

Through the MassHire Mondays program, eligible out-of-school 16- to 24-year-olds can get free training at the Community Boating Center in New Bedford, according to a report by local radio station WBSM. The classes offer certification in the safe powerboat handling, OSHA, fiberglass repair, electrical systems, carpentry, painting and rigging.

Participants also complete on-the-job training with a local marine employer to be job-ready at the end of the program.

Contact the MassHire Greater New Bedford Career Center at (508) 990-4000 for more information or visit the MassHire website

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