n partnership with the Guam Community College, Cabras Marine Corporation successfully launched the first ever Ship Repair Transportation Boot Camp on June 3, 2019 with 21 candidates completing the 12-week program consisting of welding, preservation, and plumbing (pipefitting). Additional courses included Industrial Safety, OSHA, Work Ethics, and 1st Aid & CPR. On Aug. 16th, the island community celebrated the bootcamp completion ceremony for then candidates, and now employees (apprentices) of Cabras Marine Corporation.
Special thanks to our keynote speakers and island leadership for attending – Honorable Governor Lou Leon Guerrero, Honorable Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio, Honorable Senators Regine Biscoe Lee & Amanda Shelton, Captain Jeff Grimes, GCC Chairman Frank Arriola & GCC Board, Directors – Jayne Flores (Dept. of Guam Women’s Affairs), Phyliss Leon Guerrero (Dept. of Integrated Services for Individuals with Disabilities), Fred Bordallo (Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs), & David Dell’isola (Dept. of Labor). Also, would like to thank Dr. Mary Okada (GCC President) and her team – Joann Waki Muna (Special Projects/Asst. to President), Rowena Perez (Assistant Director – Continuing Education & Workforce Development), Melvin Cruz (Apprenticeship Program Coordinator); GCC Instructors – Erwin Tudela, Keith Quinata, Joe Garret, Barbara Mafnas, and Gil Yanger.
Congratulations to our new apprentices and their families. Thank you for your time and commitment endeavoring 12-weeks of training. We wish you all the best and success with our fine organization. Our New Apprentices – Albert Reyes, Brandon Barnes, Brian Howard, David Benevente, Drake Eber, Edwin Flores, Erica Villagomez, Ethan Atoigue, Isitor Edmond, Joelle Quenga, Jun Drizza, Lawrence Castro, Malaina Blas, Marcella Zamora, Matthew Sablan, Nateesha Mendiola, Raymond Towai, Ryan Nance, Terrence Harris, Terrence Rabon, & Yvonne Iriarte.
Ship Repair Bootcamp II (The Sequel) – At the Completion Ceremony, CMC & GCC jointly announced the launch of the next bootcamp slated to take place Sept. 30th. Selected candidates who complete the 12-week program will be offered full-time positions as apprentices with Cabras Marine Corporation.