Following the success of its first training program, the Guam Community College recently graduated another 21 students from its ship repair transportation boot camp.
GCC, in collaboration with Cabras Marine Corporation and the Guam Department of Labor, held the boot camp which involved teaching students skills such as carpentry, plumbing, and welding over the course of 12 weeks.
After completing the course, the participants have been acquired by Cabras as apprentices and will work during the day at Cabras and fulfill their education requirements at GCC after working hours.
Joseph Cruz, Cabras Marine President, said the company has been involved in ship repair on Guam for several years.
“We have been involved for seven years. And as we develop our business, we’re gonna need more resources and especially, manpower. So we’re thrilled about today’s achievements and we’re looking forward to these 21 new apprentices in our program,” Cruz said.
The boot camp is 100 percent federally funded and is intended to provide opportunities for unemployed individuals to enter high-skilled positions within the labor force.