U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., has introduced a bill to provide career and technical education for maritime careers. HR 4468, the Seafarers Educational Advancement Act, would provide career and technical education at the secondary level that leads to maritime careers.
This includes careers in: marine construction, commercial diving and marine salvaging, container sales, dredging, environmental, marine or ship engineering, marine and science research, maritime technology, stevedoring, ship repair, trucking and towing and tug services, admiralty or maritime legal services, the cruise industry, or as a vessel captain, mate, seaman or engineer.
The bill was referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on April 10.
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