Shipyard Seeking Apprentices

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility is seeking apprentices to learn skills in industrial trades as part of its four-year work-study program.

The Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Apprentice Program is a partnership between the shipyard, the U.S. Department of Labor, and Honolulu Community College. In addition to on-the-job training and experience, apprentices work toward a tuition-free, Applied Trades degree from HCC while being employed full time at the shipyard.

According to the announcement from Pearl Harbor Public Affairs, the competition for these positions is extremely rigorous and begins with a qualifying exam that will measure job readiness. From there, applicants will interview in person and are required to pass a physical exam and obtain security clearance. The selection process is estimated to take about three months.

The next apprenticeship session will begin January 2014.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years old by the time of appointment.

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