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Massachusetts career center focuses on marine industry

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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