CBMM graduates first certified apprentice

Zachary Haroth, a native of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., joined CBMM after a year of study at the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building in Port Townsend, Wash. He also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from the State University of New York at New Paltz.

CBMM is proud to be engaged in certified workforce training, with its four-year apprenticeship program registered by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation. CBMM’s program covers 8,000 hours of real work experiences, as well as leadership and management skill development. Through the program, apprentices gain a working knowledge that includes skills such as joinery techniques, ship repair, and construction. CBMM’s shipwright apprentice program is generously funded in part by the Seip Family Foundation.

“The biggest benefit for me is broadening my horizons with some of the certifications that are offered … those are pretty major for me to put on a resume,” said Haroth, who finishes the program with certifications in both welding and marine electrical systems.

Post-graduation, Haroth isn’t going far—he’s since been hired by CBMM as a full-time shipwright to work on its construction of Maryland Dove, a reproduction of the vessel that accompanied the first European settlers to Maryland in 1634.

Zachary Haroth

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