This self-guided, fully-interactive, online orientation engages you in a 3D virtual shipyard! With your avatar you will explore the shipbuilding industry's key processes, shipyard departments and workflow. Learn basic terminology and the functions of major work units as well as safety, confined spaces, weld flash, quality control/quality assurance, environmental compliance, ergonomics, and material flow. Designed for new employees in all areas of the industry, from administrative to front-line production staff, this course demonstrates how key shipbuilding systems affect organizational performance and the quality of products and services, to enhance cost-savings and production quality.
"I took a job as a welder in a shipyard, and wound up with a career as a "Shipbuilder." I now have 24 years of experience in an industry I can enthusiastically recommend to any person seeking a career that is as unique as it is exciting. Work isn't work when it's fun, and building ships is fun!"
- Daryl Lanaville
Manager of Planning, Marinette Marine Corporation