Greetings gCaptain members,
I recently discovered the Seamanship program at the Tongue Point Job Corps center. I’m intrigued by the amount of training and endorsements one receives after completion, but I’m not without hesitation.
My concerns are that I can either go through Job Corps without a base pay and come out with experience and multiple credentials, or I can attempt to find employment as an OS at the beginning of 2016 and know diddly-squat.
Do you all think a QMED, AB Special, STCW BST, likely other endorsements, and experience on the water is worth 18+ months without pay?
Please feel free to poke me with a stick.