03/30/2018–U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s North Coast Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Marinette and ACE Marine in Green Bay and to highlight bipartisan legislation she authored with Senator John Cornyn that helps address the critical need for trained workers in Wisconsin’s maritime industry.
Her Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence Act authorizes the Maritime Administration to designate community and technical colleges with maritime training programs as centers of excellence, and provide technical assistance and other support to these institutions as they train the domestic maritime workforce.
Baldwin said “Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is at the forefront of maritime and marine education and training. I will continue doing everything I can to make Wisconsin home to a Center of Excellence. We must train the next generation of highly-skilled workers supporting Wisconsin’s shipbuilding industry, and ensure the future viability of our maritime workforce.”
Earlier this month, Senator Baldwin sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao recommending that NWTC be considered for designation as a Domestic Maritime Center of Excellence under the new law.