VIRGINIA SHIP REPAIR ASSOCIATION

Pre-Hire Career Training Program

The Ship Repair Career Pre-Hire Training Program is designed to help our future workforce get a head start on a career in the ship repair industry. Ship repair companies partner with community colleges to offer training that will lead directly to employment in a trade field. These careers are in high-demand fields and offer solid opportunities to be promoted into expert level positions. Students are reimbursed for their tuition when they accept a job with an employer partner and complete the new employee terms of that company.

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Step #1:

Complete your Pre-Hire Course Information Form

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Step #2:

Print the WorkKeys Access form and schedule your WorkKeys Assessment

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Step #3:

Enter your CRC WorkKeys Scores

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MARINE WELDING

Ship repair welders are critical to the design, performance, safety and structural integrity of a ship.

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COATINGS

The Marine Coatings Course is an introduction to ship paint environments and work skills.

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MARINE ELECTRICAL

Marine electricians are required to have a complete understanding of electrical principles and practice in a marine environment.

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OUTSIDE MACHINIST

Outside Machinists conduct some of the most difficult and challenging work in ship repair.‚Äč

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COATINGS, MARINE ELECTRICAL AND OUTSIDE MACHINIST ARE CURRENTLY NOT SCHEDULED

Please fill out the information form in Step #1 above to be placed on a wait list for this course.

Ship Repair Pre-Hire Course Enrollment Requirements

Ship Repairers are the "Strength Behind the Fleet", ensuring the U.S. Navy remains safe, secure and readily available. There are more than 40,000 ship repair employees in Coastal Virginia in more than 80 different occupations. We take great pride in the work we do, and are responsible for being safe and secure ourselves. Therefore, any prospective student for this program must meet the following criteria:

  • Be DRUG-FREE. Applicants will be tested if they have completed an interview and are recommended to be enrolled in the course.
  • Qualify for Security Access. Applicants MUST report any and all misdemeanor or felony convictions including, but not limited to: traffic violations, financial judgments, minor infractions and any other crimes. These may be limiting factors in qualifying for the program and/or employment.
  • Be at least 18 years old, with a High School Diploma or GED
  • Have a valid Driver's License
  • Be a United States Citizen

CLICK HERE to complete the online Information Form

CLICK HERE to print the CRC WorkKeys Access Form

CLICK HERE to enter your CRC WorkKeys Scores Online

If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by a VSRA Representative