Please post confirmed information and experiences regarding the AMO “TECH” program summarized here: https://www.star-center.com/techprogram/techprogram.html
ALSO: if there are any alternative “apprentice programs” out there, please post information.
Even hearsay or opinion of folks that went through the program would be useful. I know some people interested in becoming 3rd AE and shipping, but want to explore other paths besides academy ($$$ is an issue). Hawsepipe is tough with new STCW rules, and SIU is a much longer process.
My understanding is the AMO TECH program is much like the old MEBA school that went away in the 1980’s (which is a shame).
Yes, I understand all the downsides of the industry right now, and the overall opinion on these forums of AMO. Any info, comments, hearsay, rants, jokes, are appreciated.