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Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Apprenticeship Program seeks applicants

Annual informational fair this Saturday expected to draw more than 2,000 job seekers

Honolulu Community College
Jeannie Shaw, (808) 473-9430
Cooperative Education Coordinator
Karen Hastings, (808) 845-9475
Honolulu Community College
Posted: Mar 21, 2006

HONOLULU — The public is invited to the annual Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Job Fair to learn more about the application process for positions available in the Apprenticeship Program at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. More than 2,000 job seekers are expected at the event, Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Honolulu Community College Marine Education Training Center, 10 Sand Island Access Road.

Those selected for the 100 positions available will earn $17 an hour while also earning a government-sponsored associate degree in applied trades from Honolulu Community College.

Interested individuals must apply online at beginning March 25, and online applications must be submitted by midnight on April 9. People are encouraged to look at the announcement link, news and information on the Pearl Harbor website for the latest updates and information. Information about available computer sites for applying will also be distributed at the job fair.

All applicants will be notified of their acceptance via email during the time period April 12-15, 2006. Those applicants who are accepted must then pass a timed hour and a half ASSET Test that will be given during the time period May 15-26, 2006. The exam will test English writing, reading comprehension, and math skills.

Honolulu Community College is offering an eight-hour workshop on "How to Prepare for the ASSET Test." For more information on the class, which costs $90, call 845-9296.

Those who pass the test continue on to the interview phase, and once past that, the final phase, which includes a physical exam and security clearance. The individuals selected will work alongside journeymen and women and be paid $17 per hour while learning the trade. In addition, participants will attend trade theory and other related classes to earn a degree in applied sciences from Honolulu Community College. Classes are held at the Pearl Harbor training facility.

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard is expecting a huge exodus from its federal workforce in the next five to 10 years and the job fair is designed to minimize the effects of this situation. It is also believed that work will substantially increase when vessels return from current deployments.

In addition to personnel from the shipyard, representatives from Honolulu Community College will be at the job fair promoting various programs and services.

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