Jobs Forecast

Okay, so I realize this question may be a bit general, but here goes.

I’m planning on applying to the Paul Hall school of seafaring and seamanship for their unlicensed apprentice program later next year and I wondered if any could give me an idea first of employment opportunities for one such as myself. I don’t want to waste my time and money in school only to finish and find myself sitting around for a year of two waiting for a job opportunity to come up.