Leaders Announce $1 Million for Seattle Maritime Academy and Technical Maritime Education


||| FROM THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE |||


Governor Jay Inslee, Seattle Councilmember Tammy J. Morales, Office of Seattle Mayor Harrell, City of Seattle Office of Economic Development, Seattle Colleges and Seattle Maritime Academy celebrated $1 million in Federal Funding from the US Bailout Act released this week to support Seattle Maritime Academy Operations and Technical Maritime Education in Seattle.

Council member Morales said funding is essential to maintain and sustain the growth of maritime education and maintain affordability. The funding will provide opportunities for young people of color in the maritime industry.

“I am thrilled to secure critical funding to support the Seattle Colleges Maritime Academy and the Seattle Public Schools Maritime Vessel Operations Program for the 2022-2023 school year,” the board member said. Morals. “Maintaining these programs will increase access to training for young people seeking well-paying skilled jobs in Maritime industry. Jobs that offer stable employment and a good career path.

“Shipping is one of Washington State’s premier industries, but its future is uncertain as we grapple with a shortage of skilled seafarers. SMA opens doors for students to launch incredible career opportunities on the water and is a valued partner to our Washington State Ferries team. I appreciate everyone who has helped support the Academy’s mission to provide affordable and accessible technical maritime education to a diverse set of students across our state,” Inslee said.

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