OC recognized for apprentice program at PSNS

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, christina.henry@kitsapsun.com  – The Kitsap Sun

BREMERTON — Olympic College is a finalist for a national award in recognition of its partnership with Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, the college announced Wednesday.

The American Association of Community Colleges singled out OC for its longstanding collaboration with PSNS on apprenticeship and helper training programs.

In 2015-16 there were 811 apprentices, representing 24 trades and 215 apprentice program graduates, as well as 1,354 shipyard helpers. The apprenticeship program involves four years of intensive training, the first three equally divided between skill training and college classes. Graduates earn an associate in technical arts degree as an industrial trades technician. Read more>>

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