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Since its formation, GSSC has been committed to the development and implementation of an industry-driven, workforce system for the shipbuilding and repair industry. In 2012, GSSC realized that what started as a regional effort was really a national imperative. This realization led to the establishment of the National Maritime Education Council (NMEC). 



for the Maritime Craft Professional
  • Standardized Curricula

  • Portable Credentials/Certifications

  • Assessments to Identify Skills Gaps

  • A National Registry

  • Accredited Organizations

  • Certified Instructors

About NMEC

Aging workers, lack of technically skills workers, competition with other industry sectors for the same workers with similar skills sets, and calls for a 355-ship NAVY ... NMEC is a member-based organization that is leveraging the experience and success of the NCCER model used in other industry sectors and is working to develop and deliver a national Maritime Workforce Development Solution to address these challenges and to build the next generation workforce. Learn more at


This solution includes standardized curricula, portable credentials, and assessments for the maritime industry. Currently, the following titles are available:



NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation established in 1996 with the support of over 125 construction CEOs and a number of association and academic leaders who shared a common goal--to develop a safe and productive workforce. Since its beginnings, the organization has evolved and now offers curricula in more than 70 craft areas and more than 70 assessments offered in over 4,000 NCCER accredited training and assessment locations throughout the United States. Learn more at

Don Whyte, President and CEO, NCCER

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