I want to be a sailor, where do I start?

So you want to work in the maritime industry.  We cant argue with you, its an awesome way of life, the pay can be great, and the opportunities are many. Working in the industry requires some preparation, we will try to give you a little advice here.

If you read our post The Path to Choosing Your Maritime Job, with the data provided by the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, I bet you were probably surprised by the industries that work in our region.

  • Shipping & Transportation
  • Commercial Fishing
  • Cruises & Ferries
  • Offshore Operations
  • Government Operations
  • Science & Research

And thats just a small sampling of our regional opportunities.

Before you call or email us with your questions about getting started in the Maritime Industry, please have a look at the FAQ’s below, it may save you a phone call, and you can get started right away.  When you are ready to take a class with us for your Able Seaman, or Lifeboat, or any other course we offer bookmark this page.

Frequently Asked Questions

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