Secretary of the Navy praises BIW workforce training in committee hearing

April 15, 2019

BATH — Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer praised the workforce development training taking place in Bath to prepare workers for careers at Bath Iron Works during an Armed Service Committee hearing last week.

Southern Maine Community College offers both manufacturing technician and welding training to prepare students for work at Bath Iron Works. The courses, which take place at the college’s campus at Brunswick Landing, give students the skills and knowledge needed to work at the shipyard or one of Bath Iron Works’ other locations.

“I think the community colleges in Maine are doing a good job, and the unions have got some great apprenticeship training programs. They really make an investment in the workers and helping young people get set up for success,” Golden told the officials. Earlier this year, Golden was appointed to the House Armed Services Committee and Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, which has oversight of U.S. military shipyard operations. More»