Posted on November 21, 2022
The Port of Seattle Commission will provide $4.1 million over three years to partner with maritime industry employers, provide training and services to young people between the ages of 16-24, and place youth in internships that may lead to full-time employment in entry-level maritime roles.
“The Port of Seattle continues its investment in youth for job-training opportunities in much-needed positions throughout our region,” said Port of Seattle Commissioner Hamdi Mohamed. “You can see the need for a new generation of maritime workers everywhere — from our ferry system to the crowded docks of our waterfront — we need young people to see it too and get involved.”
About the Port of Seattle
Founded in 1911 by a vote of the people as a special purpose government, the Port of Seattle’s mission is to promote economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce, and job creation in an equitable, accountable, and environmentally responsible manner.
The Port owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Fishermen’s Terminal — home of the North Pacific fishing fleet — and public marinas. The Port also owns two cruise ship terminals, a grain terminal, real estate assets, and marine cargo terminals through its partnership in the Northwest Seaport Alliance.
Port operations help support nearly 200,000 jobs and $7 billion in wages throughout the region. Over the next 15 years, the Port’s Century Agenda seeks to create an additional 100,000 jobs through economic growth while becoming the nation’s leading green and energy-efficient port. Learn more at the Port’s website.