Youth Maritime Training Association

This is one of the most exciting and fitting community projects we're involved in. The YMTA is dedicated to helping young people find a way to get into a maritime career. The Pacific Northwest has a proud tradition of maritime careers, from the days of the tall ships to today's high tech fishermen and modern technicians. We've always felt it a privilege to work around boats, and now we have a way to help foster that in others.

The YMTA's Vision statement sums it up:

"YMTA envisions a healthy and productive maritime industry in the State of Washington sustained by a well-trained and motivated workforce of graduates from Washington schools, maritime educational institutes, community colleges, and academies. YMTA envisions a knowledgeable public aware of maritime issues and of the importance of healthy maritime industry and marine science organizations vital to our economy and society."