Annual Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Job Fair to be held on March 24

One hundred positions available for the Apprenticeship Program

Honolulu Community College
Jeannie Shaw, (808) 473-9430
Cooperative Education Coordinator
Steve Watanabe, (808) 473-8000
Apprentice Program Administrator
Posted: Mar 19, 2007

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 24, 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.

To be considered for the 2008 class, interested individuals should fill out an online application at beginning March 24 and submit the application by midnight H.S.T. on April 8, 2007. Applicants should be a U.S. citizen, 18 years old by Jan. 6, 2008, and a high school or GED graduate.

People are encouraged to view the announcement link, news and information on the Pearl Harbor website for the latest updates and information.

Computers are available at Oʻahu Work Links Centers, the neighbor islands one-stop centers and at Honolulu Community College. Individuals with questions can call Pearl Harbor at 473-8000, ext. 2749 or Jeannie Shaw at 473-9430 or 845-9492.

All applicants will be notified of their acceptance via email during the time period April 16-20, 2007. Applicants who are accepted must then pass a timed hour and a half ASSET Test that will be given during the time period May 14-25, 2007. 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 information on the class, which costs $90, call 845-9296.

Those applicants who have passed the test will go on to the interview phase, and once past that, move on to the final phase, preprocessing, 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. All classes are held at the Pearl Harbor training facility.

Pearl Harbor 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 the work will substantially increase when the deployed vessels return from the current conflicts.

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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