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Business Classes @ the EDC


Business Planning Class Graduates Help the EDC Design New Services for 2022 & Beyond. Next series registration HERE. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf1eT5kUslu1hV_lK6lnnYKaXgarWEjZk69Fezkx1LmckY8kw/viewform

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Job Posting: Boat Building Instructor


There are several job positions open at the NW School of Woodenboat Building. See all of the PTMTA job postings HERE THIS JOB HAS BEEN FILLED: as of Feb 28, 2022 Boat Building Instructor – Full-Time The full-time Boat Building instructor fulfills the school’s core mission by providing a high-quality educational experience. Instructors teach using …

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Moderate Risk Waste at Boat Haven closing?


Port decisions that can affect you; UPDATE: 2.07.22 Responses to letters of concern indicate that the Port is working with the MRW facility to ensure there is no gap in the service. Thank you for sharing your interest in its continuation. The transition is not expected until 2025. Moderate Risk Waste Facility at Boat Haven …

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FEB. 9th Commission Meetings


  Next Commission Meetings February 9th : Page link soon to have agenda posted: https://portofpt.com/about-us/port-commission/meeting-minutes/ DATE MEETING MATERIALS AGENDA LATE ADDITIONS, notes AUDIO MINUTES 2/9/22 Regular Business Meeting, 1 pm Public Comments 2/9/22 Public Workshop, 9:30 am

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PT’s Boatbuilding Legacy


Thank you David King for sharing in this article hosted by Olympicpeninsula.org Port Townsend’s Boatbuilding Legacy

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Soundings Write-up


Another complimentary write-up about our Marine Trades, this time the PT Shipwright’s Co-op.  It takes some time out of the day to have a writer and photographer come in for an article but it is really a great thing not only for the business featured but also for all of our marine trades. Do you …

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Attention Please – Port Biz


As Marine Trades Businesses we need to pay attention to the Port’s Agendas & meetings as they are making decisions that impact all of us. Further, our commissioners rely on public feedback and that is best given before a decision has to be made so write to them politely and often. If we cannot attend …

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Wishcycling – FYI


Wishcycling is a great term. Who wants to see just how little is actually recycled. Some links below lead to great information about what Jefferson County is doing to address recycling. Here is a short article about “Wishcycling”. https://getpocket.com/explore/item/what-is-wishcycling-two-waste-experts-explain?utm_source=pocket-newtab Jefferson County has a lot of easy to understand information and recommendations about recycling on this …

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20% Public Awareness Campaign – The Bakkens


Our Stories Matter – revisiting our 20% Public Awareness Campaign posters created by Bill Curtsinger and Gwendolyn Tracy in 2019 and 2020.

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Apply Now for Classes


Starting October 2022 Enrollment Open for Boatbuilding and Marine Systems Applications are now available for classes starting October 2022. Enrollment interest remains high and classes are expected to fill quickly again this year. Submit your completed application by January 31st to be part of the first batch of applications reviewed by the Admissions Committee. If …

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Join the NWSWB Staff


Mission-driven team seeking new members If you or someone you know is thirsty for meaningful work with team members who value craftsmanship and hands-on education, there are three positions now open at the Boat School. We are seeking a Finance Manager, a Marine Systems Instructor, and a part-time Alumni Services Coordinator (preferably an alum). To …

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Categories = your resources Hub


If you have signed up for our weekly newsletter then you are part of making this new PTMTA blog a success. Thank you! This marine trades resource is growing and the Categories list on the right sidebar of the blog is an important tool. Jobs are not necessarily filled in a week. Shop spaces are …

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20% Poster – Kelly Watson


Our Stories Matter – revisiting our 20% Public Awareness Campaign posters created by Bill Curtsinger and Gwendolyn Tracy in 2019 and 2020.  

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Free KN95 masks


The Chamber has partnered with the Department of Emergency Management for the distribution of FREE KN95 masks to our Jefferson County businesses. They are yours for the asking. Please reach out to admin@jeffcountychamber.org or call Upuli 360.385.7869 to schedule your pickup. Curbside delivery is available.

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Job Posting: Bookkeeper at PT Shipwright’s Co-op


FULL-CHARGE BOOKKEEPER. Excellent bookkeeping position available, with benefits! Port Townsend Shipwrights Inc. has an immediate position available for a detail-oriented individual who can work autonomously in a growing marine business.  To be successful in this position you must have proven problem solving and analytical skills, AP/AR, account reconciliation, general ledger & month-end financial reporting experience.  …

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Marine Trades SHOP SPACE


PTR is looking for a marine trades business to share 800 square feet of separate shop space in our net zero, radiant floor heat, comfortable building.  This clean bright space is upstairs and has a water view.   The ideal tenant would be a trade such as canvas work or design but other uses can be considered.   Space …

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PT Yacht Club Scholarship Application


Applications are being accepted now for the PT Yacht Club sponsored scholarship to the NW School of Woodenboat Building. They say donations have been good so this is, as always, a great opportunity. See and share the flyer here: 2022 Scholarship Poster

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01/14/22 KPTZ Working Waterfront


To Listen https://kptz.org/?s=working+waterfront “Our boatyard and Port are one of the most unique places in the maritime world, considering that so many of its navigable tenants, great and small, have sailed, cruised, and fished our planet’s vast waters for decades and decades. This month, KPTZ’s Chris Bricker and co-hosts, Port Commissioner Pam Petranek and Port …

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Our local Women Boatbuilders…


Show up for our local marine trades.  The Women’s Boatbuilding Panel includes Diana Talley, Esther Whitmore, and Julia Maynard. You can click the image to get your tickets. January 20th on Zoom.

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Jobs at the NW Maritime Center


Year-round Positions: Current regular full-time and part-time job openings. If you’re passionate about what we do and eager to learn more, we’d like to meet you. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to apply@nwmaritime.org. Include the job title in the subject line. Event Operations Coordinator Seasonal Positions: Seasonal full-time and part-time job …

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