Boats in the harbor The maritime apprenticeship program is envisioned as a joint venture with the marine trades community in Annapolis to teach maritime skills to local young people.

Local craftsmen would join with volunteers to teach a variety of maritime skills including wood refinishing, boat electrical and plumbing, sail repair, rigging, engine repair, and numerous other skills needed to maintain power and sail boats. After extensive classroom training the students would become apprentices in local boat yards to continue their training and eventually become fully employed.

This program will provide no cost vocational training to young people and become a source of trained workers for the maritime industry in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. This combination will help revitalize the maritime industry and provide a future for young people who might not otherwise have a bright future.