Certificate Program-Shipyard Marine Designer Training
General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
Southern Maine Community College (SMCC)
National Maritime Education Council (NMEC)
NSRP ASE INVESTMENT: $150K
The proposed Certificate Program: Shipyard Industry Marine Designer Training will provide shipbuilding industry marine designer training for entry-level designers and/or to prepare members of the general public with the skills necessary to qualify for entry-level marine designer positions. The training will include computer literacy skills, draftsmanship, print reading, marine design concepts, shipbuilding methods, and computer aided design training (CATIA, Ship Constructor and/or AutoCAD). This project will rely on US shipyard best practices and an industry consultant(s) to develop a training certificate program criterion which aligns with shipyard standards. The DACUM/curricula development scope for this project will align with the MEEP Project “Next Generation Workforce Solutions for Shipbuilding and Repair”, with a primary focus of training new hires and internal trade transfers. However, an additional benefit to the shipbuilding industry will be an increased pool of trained shipyard marine designers determined by available program slots for the general public.
This program will be designed as a training program with approximately 144 hours of classroom training. Participating shipyards may also choose to enhance the classroom training with on-the-job training requirements to qualify as an Apprentice Program. The program will culminate in the attendee earning a certificate distinguishing the person as knowledgeable and competent to meet the minimum qualifications for an entry-level marine designer position. The certificate program will include classroom lecture, hands-on learning, demonstrations, as well as testing for knowledge and competency.
Goals and Objectives:
- Design a Certificate Program to train entry level marine designers.
- Increase skill level of new hires, internal trade transfers and applicant pools.
- Provide an opportunity for new hires and internal trade transfers to improve their marine design knowledge and skills.
- Improve the number of qualified applicants for entry-level marine designer positions.