Boatyard workers earn certification through RCC
|Above, from left, are journeyman marine diesel engine mechanic John Walden; journeyman marine electrician Mike McKittrick; journeyman advanced marine technicians Jim Rice, Christy Gray and Caleb Thompson; Mack McCreary; journeyman marine diesel engine mechanic Jon Morris; Tom Walling; and Neal Hoar. McCreary, Walling and Hoar are currently pursuing licensure as journeymen. Not pictured is journeyman rigger Clifton Massey.|
This certification, from the Virginia Department of Labor, recognizes between 2,000 and 4,000 hours of on-the-job training and over 500 hours of completed class work.
A number of the classes were made available through Rappahannock Community College’s Workforce Development Office. “Many different occupations are apprentice-able,” said RCC vice president of workforce development Nancy Lloyd, “and we will be adding millwright apprenticeships to our offerings in the near future.”