Delgado gets $894,000 grant to support maritime training


(NEW ORLEANS) — Delgado Community College has been awarded $894,533 in state grants to support its Maritime and Industrial Training program, reported.

The grants were awarded by the Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges system through its Workforce Training Rapid Response Fund. The award will help Delgado offer students discounts on more than 20 courses, including training opportunities for early-career maritime workers.

The courses the grant supports are designed to help students who work as deck hands and in other entry-level maritime positions advance to careers in a ship’s wheelhouse or on an engine room crew. The grant will also be used to support Delgado’s existing vessel engineering, tankerman and steersman classes, as well as two new programs that will debut in 2019.

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By Professional Mariner Staff