YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
We empower youth to pursue their full potential by providing challenging physical and mental experience in wooden boat small craft. Youth Development and Service Learning programs focus on leadership, teamwork, and communication skills, while having fun and gaining technical ability in sailing, rowing, or paddling.
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM ASSISTANT
Since its inception, CWB has been a place where people can thrive doing things in and around boats. A High School Program Assistant has the opportunity gain valuable job skills and maritime heritage skills while working on tasks essential for the operation of CWB.
JOB SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAM
The Center for Wooden Boat’s Job Skills Training Program is a need-based youth development and employment training program. Job Skills Crew Members will participate in all areas of CWB’s operations. The focus of the program will be on-the-water and general seamanship skills. An emphasis will be placed on preparing students with the skills necessary for careers in the maritime industry, including helping students pursue United States Coast Guard credentials.Crew members will learn about careers in the maritime trades through field trips, guest speakers, and information sessions. They will write resumes and cover letters, learn how to job search, and practice interview skills. In addition to gaining valuable experience, a stipend of $1,000 is provided.
MARITIME EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES
MARITIME EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE GUIDE (MAY 2015)
This document is for young adults who are not sure what they want to do for work. It provides an overview of the maritime industry plus specific opportunities for young people in Washington State. We are currently seeking funding to create a web-based maritime employment guide that builds on content from this project.
THE CASEWORKER’S GUIDE TO THE MARITIME INDUSTRY (MARCH 2014)
This guide was designed to help Seattle-area caseworkers understand and navigate the maritime industry with their young adult clients. It contains an overview of common questions about the maritime industry and an index of low-barrier maritime job and training opportunities.
Thanks to the Russell Grinnell Memorial Trust, Rotary Club of Lake Union, Rotary International District 5030, and the Port of Seattle for supporting these projects.