Utilizing a collaborative, grassroots approach to workforce development, the mission of Build Your Future Shipbuilding is to prepare, educate, recruit and inspire the next generation of shipbuilding and ship repair craft professionals.
Who We Are
Build Your Future Shipbuilding is a unique collaboration of employers, industry trade associations and government agencies working to challenge perceptions about careers in shipbuilding and repair while giving students, student influencers and job seekers resources that will help them learn more about the opportunities the industry offers, where to go for training and how to connect with employers across the country to start building a career in one of the industry’s high demand occupations.
Explore Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Careers
Do you like to restore and make things more vibrant? If so, a blaster/painter might be a great career for you.
Do you enjoy craft projects? Do you like following instructions? If so, you should consider a career as a marine insulator.
Do you enjoy how intricate parts work such as locks, gears, etc.? If so, a career as a marine inside machinist might be the career for you.
If you are interested in electronics, tinkering with wires and problem solving, a marine electrician may be the career for you!
Do you like seeing a project completed? Are you detail-oriented? If so, being a marine outfitter could be the right career for you.
Are you mechanically inclined? Do you like putting things together? If so, a career as a marine outside machinist might be right for you!
Do you like games where you create systems that transport fluids to meet a goal? ? If so, consider becoming a marine pipefitter!
Do you like building with Legos? Are you detail-oriented and like the sight of sparks? Consider becoming a marine pipe welding!
Do you like working with complex puzzles, creating new things and being part of a team? You may want to start your career as a shipfitter.
Do you like creating with building materials? Are you detail-oriented and like sparks? Consider a career in marine structural welding.
Choose Your Career Path
A career in shipbuilding and ship repair can take you all the way to executive officer. Find your ideal path with Build Your Future Shipbuilding’s interactive Career Path.