Hey every one, thanks for taking te time to check out my thread, i very much appreciate it. So, like the topic post sais, Im in Piney point going through the SIU’s UA program. Im an 18 year old from wisconsin that has no maritime background as well. I’ve been in for only 3 weeks, but i have managed to fit right in the program and my intenton is to hawse pipe my way through the system. So, as I have been learning about the industry and what it entails, it becomes moe apparent that the best way to get a job is by knowing people at the halls and having as many upgrades as possible.
While i like the idea of seeing the world, I am very much more interested in job stability, where i work for x amount of time on, and you receive x amount of time off. This leads me to the Tug industry where that becomes possible. I am very much interested in working for a company like Crowley with a steady program. I was wondering if anyone in the SIU or outside could help guide me with how i should contact crowley about employment, and whether i should talk to them while im still at piney point, if so, when during the program.
Any guidance or suggestions would be very appreciated.