Cabras Marine Corporation (CMC) is pleased to have celebrated National Apprenticeship Week with the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Guam. CMC is a strong advocate for apprenticeship on Guam. Within the last 2 years, CMC has graduated over 100 general craftsmen from 5 Ship Repair Boot Camps and 9 Apprentices from the Apprenticeship Program. Our graduates work hand in hand with our Journeymen to further develop their skillsets in the career path of their choice. CMC vows to continue the success from its Ship Repair Boot Camps by prioritizing workforce development, building capacity and establishing a trust and confidence level with the U.S. Department of Defense.
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Guam celebrates National Apprenticeship Week
by Pacific Daily News
As the U.S. celebrates National Apprenticeship Week Nov. 14-20, Guam is among the top producers of registered apprentices in the nation per capita, according to a news release from the Guam Department of Labor.
“Our apprenticeship programs work. We have shifted our people into better paying jobs, stable career paths and industries that are in demand, like construction, hospitality, automotive, ship repair and retail,” Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero stated in a news release.
Through public-private investment and partnerships, there are approximately 630 active registered apprentices on Guam who earn income while learning skills in more than 50 occupations.
Through the Guam Registered Apprenticeship Program, $17 million in tax credits have gone to local businesses toward the salaries of apprentices who are trained into positions for which they may not otherwise qualify. On a yearly average, over 250 apprentices benefit from the program through more than 15 employers with those numbers trending upward.
National Apprenticeship Week recognizes the work of registered apprentices, employers, schools and apprenticeship program sponsors in providing and promoting career development across a growing variety of trades and industries. Participants are provided on-the-job training and classroom instruction.
“Now that the island is recovering from the pandemic, businesses are operating at normal hours, and people have returned to work, we plan to aggressively develop and expand these programs to more people, including our youth. The military buildup and the administration’s success in securing record number H-2B laborers will result in increased funding to apprenticeship programs,” said Guam Department of Labor Director David Dell’Isola.