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NWSWB News March 6th 2024


Click the image to see the video, Scholarships info, scheduled classes, intensives, and events.

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Jeffco Jobs & Trades Fair May 10th 2024


Applications are open for this community event to inform about and recruit upcoming talent into our trades. Click image below to learn more and to apply.

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Port Commission Meetings 3/13/24


March 13 9:30 a.m. Workshop & 1:00 p.m. Commission Meeting Pavilion Bldg., Point Hudson Port Meeting page

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Maritime WA- PTF Partner Profile


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PRESENTERS FOR WBF Boatyard Stage Application


The PTMTA was strategically positioned next to the Boatyard Stage for the 2023 Wooden Boat Festival.  This created a powerful synergy and opportunity for our local marine trades to speak on their particular topics of expertise. PLEASE SIGN UP to be a presenter. Time frames can be from 45 minutes to 2 hours. Choose the …

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PTMTA board meeting Tuesday March 12


The PTMTA will hold its general monthly board meeting on March 12th at 5:30PM at the Nomura Building space facing Benedict Street. Members are welcome to submit topics for the meeting or join the meeting to express suggestions and concerns. The board usually invites visitors to speak early in the meeting.

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Senator Murkowski introduced a working waterfronts bill


February 14, 2024 Alaska senator introduces new bill to strengthen coastal workforce, fisheries, and infrastructure  by;Carli Stewart Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski introduced the Working Waterfront Act, legislation that includes more than a dozen provisions aimed at boosting the workforce, energy and shoreside infrastructure, food security, and economies of coastal communities in Alaska and across the …

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3/16/24 Maritime Careers Fair


Please share this event with youth around you, and anyone you know who may be interested. It is one way to grow our workforce which will inevitably keep our industry strong.

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3/6 Hilltop BINGO to benefit the PTMTA Lifeboat Fund


JOIN US on Wednesday, March 6th, 7PM at the Hilltop Tavern for BINGO. Proceeds will benefit the PT Marine Trades Association’s Lifeboat Fund. The more the merrier!

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8 Bells: Phil Ira Sax 1948- 2024


 (Saw this posted on FB by Marty Becker) In memory of a life well-lived. You will be forever missed. Love you funky unky. Philip Ira Sax, 75, completed his final voyage on Monday, February 26th in New Bern, North Carolina. Born in 1948 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, he was the son of the late …

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Gig Harbor Crew School March 26-29th


  Click the image to learn all about it.

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Our Working Waterfront; Hawaiian Chieftain 2/13/24


Thank you Pam and Chris for keeping these podcasts going!

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The TOP SCAMS-2023 update


Every day people report to the FTC the scams they spot. Every year, the FTC shares the information we collect in a data book which tells a story about the top scams people tell us about – so we can all spot and avoid them. The Data Book tells us that people lost $10 billion …

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Official WA Boater Card Class 03/02/24


To operate powered watercraft with more than 15 horsepower in Washington State, a Boater Safety Education Card is required. This class is an in-person alternative for those seeking the card and desire more than an online experience. Successful completion of the test will result in the participant receiving a boater card in the mail. It …

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NWSWB honored by the US Dept. Of Transportation


Last week the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) recognized the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding as one of 32 Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE) in the country.   Centers of Excellence (CoE) for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education | MARAD (dot.gov). 2024 COE NWSWB

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Boat School Hiring Additional Marine Systems Instructor


NWSWB is hiring a Lead Instructor for its 9-month Marine Systems program. You’ll teach theory and hands-on training in the new 4,800 sq ft Marine Systems building with state-of-the-art equipment.  Work with a quality team of instructors who create access to living-wage work for young people and career changers who are facing escalating costs of …

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Save the DATE: March 6th::7PM::Hilltop Tavern


Join the PTMTA and our marine trades friends at the Hilltop Tavern on March 6th, 7PM for a BINGO fundraiser. When we all show up it is a party  a n d  for a good cause! All proceeds benefit the PTMTA Lifeboat Fund. See you there! Look for these flyers around town and the port. …

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SEWING MACHINE SKILLS WORKSHOP Sat March 23rd


SEWING MACHINE SKILLS WORKSHOP The Artful Sailor Sail Exchange Scholarship Fund helped two students take the Fall workshop! We really had a class full and for the first time, everyone got to learn and make a canvas duffel bag on a full-blown industrial machine. Typically, students bring their own domestic models, and we demonstrate how …

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Maritime WA stories- Thunderbirds


Click to read Saving the Thunderbirds Sign up to receive updates here: https://maritimewa.org/

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VOTE in the upcoming primaries


See this WA Secretary of State FAQ page to learn all about the upcoming primaries. What is the Presidential Primary? The 2024 Presidential Primary is a chance to participate in the nomination process for the office of U.S. President. Voters help the major political parties choose presidential nominees. Washington’s Presidential Primary was first created in …

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