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PSNS & IMF apprenticeship program earns recognition

 Kitsap Sun, July 29, 2012 – The Department of Labor will recognize the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility apprenticeship program as a 21st Century Registered Apprenticeship Trailblazer and Innovator Wednesday in Washington D.C.

Registered Apprenticeship is a Department of Labor program that connects job seekers looking to learn new skills with employers searching for qualified workers.

PSNS & IMF’s apprentice program began in 1901. It has produced nearly 9,000 graduates throughout its 111 years of continuous operations. The program’s tie to secondary education began in 1925, and now each graduate receives an associate degree from Olympic College. The program currently has 812 apprentices in 28 trades related to the repair and maintenance of the naval fleet. Read more here

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