Advancing skilled craft professionals for the maritime industry.
The National Maritime Education Council (NMEC) is a membership-based, industry-driven trade association working to develop and sustain a formal workforce development system to provide a pipeline of skilled workers for the maritime industry. Working through NCCER, our partner, NMEC is developing standardized, performance-based curricula and assessments that will result in portable skill credentials. Craft professionals’ credentials will be tracked through a national registry hosted by NCCER.
Our vision is to provide a comprehensive, standardized, nationally recognized, and universally available workforce development system that will lead to a pipeline of highly trained and productive workers while reducing costs for the maritime industry.
NMEC will lead the Maritime industry in the development, promotion, and quality of shipyard craft training.
- Establish an industry-wide, comprehensive, standardized, training and credentialing system for the maritime workforce.
- Develop a pipeline of skilled craft professionals trained and credentialed through an industry-driven, uniform process.
- Improve outcomes for the maritime industry by developing better skilled, safer, more productive workers.