Welcome to NMEC

A member-based organization committed to the development of an industry-driven, national workforce development system for the maritime industry.
  • Developing Standardized Curricula…

    NMEC is leading an effort, in partnership with NCCER, to develop the very first nationally recognized, standardized Maritime curricula. Skills sets common to specific production crafts do not vary much, neither should the curricula used to train craft professionals.

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    Developing Standardized Curricula…
  • Assessing Worker Skills…

    Working through NCCER, NMEC is developing formal written and performance-based assessments for production crafts so that individuals can prove what they know and what they can do, and employers can verify that applicants and/or their workforce have the skills needed to get the job done.

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    Assessing Worker Skills…
  • Issuing Portable Credentials…

    Through NCCER’s National Registry, individuals are issued industry-recognized, portable credentials documenting successful completion of written assessments and performance verifications and giving employers a way to verify an individual’s knowledge and skill levels.

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    Issuing Portable Credentials…

Our Workforce Solution

NMEC is partnering with NCCER to develop a national Maritime Workforce Development System that includes standardized curricula, a certification system, and portable skills credentials.

Maritime Education Resources

Maritime Industry Fundamentals--the prerequisite for all maritime craft curricula to come--and Maritime Pipefitting-Level 1 curriculum. Level 2 will be released late fall. Structural Fitting scheduled for release by the end of the year.

Help Us Get There!

Funded by dues, NMEC membership for shipbuilders, ship repair yards, offshore marine companies, and skilled trade providers is tiered based company size. We can't do this alone, invest in the future of this vital industry. Join now...