Marine Trade Training Course Enrollment Requirements

Ship Repairers take great pride in the work they do to ensure the country’s commercial and Navy fleet operates at maximum readiness. As a backbone to the nation’s defense, Ship Repairers must be safe and secure.

Prospective Marine Trade Training Students must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Drug Free: Applicants will be subject to a drug screening prior to enrolling in any MTT course.
  • Background Check: Applicants may also be asked to submit to a background check prior to entering the MTT program. Students exiting the program will need to qualify for security access in order to work in the Ship Repair & Shipbuilding industry.
  • At least 18-years old: Due to safety requirements, students must be at least 18 to enter the program.
  • Reliable Transportation: Attendance is mandatory throughout the program, so participants will need access to reliable transportation to get to and from class on time every day.
  • Citizenship: Due to government restrictions, this course is only open to United States Citizens

This course provides the skills necessary for entry-level employment in the Ship Repair industry. However, completion of the course does not guarantee an offer of employment. Individual employers may have additional requirements that must be met prior to entry into MTT courses. If you have questions, please contact us at PreHire@VirginiaShipRepair.org.

If you feel this training is a good fit, please apply by completing the following steps:

  1. Complete the Ship Repair Pre-Hire Information Form:
  2. Complete the Career Readiness Certificate WorkKeys Assessment: Make a reservation with your local Community College or Workforce One-Stop Center
  3. Enter your CRC WorkKeys Scores Online:
  4. Complete an interview with a company partner. If selected for an interview, we will contact you to arrange an interview date and time
  5. Pass a drug test
  6. Upon request, submit a background screening to verify eligibility 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.
  7. Once you are approved for enrollment, you will be given information to register for the course at the Community College where your training will take place and pay your $250 tuition fee
  8. Show up to class ON-TIME every day. The class will run for two weeks, followed by a 1 and 1/2 day OSHA 10-Hour Maritime Training Course.
  9. Your hiring company will reimburse your $250 tuition fee upon meeting hiring requirements, which may include a probation period. Completing this training offers no guarantee of employment. However, completion of this two-week intensive program will greatly enhance the skill set necessary to gain employment in the Ship Repair Industry.