RIMTA coordinates training programs with local industry and educational institutions that will give you the skills needed to get your first job in the marine trades.
These programs are a great way for young people to get a start in our industry, or for unemployed or underemployed individuals of all ages who want to make a career change.
We offer two basic types of programs: Entry-Level Skills Training and On-the-Water Career Training.
Entry-Level Skills Training
These programs prepare individuals for jobs at a boat yard, marina, or marine manufacturer. No boating experience is required. If you enjoy working with your hands and have other interests and skills — such as carpentry or working with engines — these programs will help you start a marine career.
One of our most popular entry-level programs is our Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program, or PAT. This program generally runs several weeks and requires a full-time, Monday-Friday commitment.
The PAT program is only run certain times of the year; we will list at the end of this page when we are recruiting for the next PAT.