PORT HADLOCK — The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding graduated 16 students from its marine systems program at a Sept. 17 ceremony.
The students are the fifth class to fraduate from the 6-month long program and the first to use the new marine systems building.
The graduates are David Parker, Chris Mullin, Sarah Rea, Mo Gibson, Tim James, Simon Leach, Lou Geraghty, Chad DeLong, Emily Perkins, Rich Fitzpatrick, Perry Chappano, Dana Pope, Jack Sincevich, Ned Flash, Trevor Warren and Peter Replogle.
Students received classroom instruction blended with hands-on practice in marine electrical, plumbing, outboard and diesel engines, electrical propulsion, steering and controls, HVAC, hydraulics and corrosion.
The program is designed to prepare students to enter the maritime workforce.
Fifteen of the current graduates have taken and passed the Marine Electrical Certification Exam offered by the American Boat and Yacht Council.
For more information, visit www.nwswb.edu.