FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2018
CONTACT: Betsy Davis, Executive Director, Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding
360-385-4948 or email@example.com
Boat School Launches Marine Systems Training
Accredited and Approved for Federal Student Aid and VA Education Benefits
Enrollment is now open for marine systems programs at The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding (NWSWB). The program’s founding instructors, Kevin Ritz and Walt Trisdale, have deep technical experience in marine systems and have both served as popular instructors of Washington Sea Grant training sessions across the region.
The school’s inaugural six-month Marine Systems Program, beginning this October, has been approved for Federal Student Aid and for VA Education Benefits for those who qualify. Only a few seats remain in the six-month program starting October 1, 2018, but a second session will begin on April 8, 2019. The NWSWB is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
For boatyard employees who seek to expand their skills, the school also offers one-week intensive courses focusing on Marine Electrical Systems, Marine Diesel Engines, Marine Corrosion and Marine Hydraulics.
“So many skills are needed to work on boats,” said Stephen Gale, Owner and Manager of Haven Boatworks in Port Townsend, Washington. “The more versatile employees can be, the more likely they are to have full-time employment. Last year we sent a number of our employees to the Boat School to do the one-week intensives, and it surpassed all our expectations. To have that sort of training close by is invaluable for us.”
Sign up for the classes on the school’s website at www.nwswb.edu/systemsintensives/
- Electrical: July 16-20, 2018
- Hydraulics: July 30-August 3, 2018
- Diesel Engines: August 27-31, 2018
- Corrosion: September 24-28, 2018
The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information about programs and enrollment is available on the school’s website atwww.nwswb.edu
Based at the University of Washington, Washington Sea Grant provides statewide marine research, outreach, and education services. The National Sea Grant College Program is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. www.wsg.washington.edu