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What are the benefits?

Job Placement

Completion of our Apprenticeship Program offers an initial entry-level mariner job and living wage.

Free Tuition

All training and tuition is provided at no charge. This means you’ll be set for a rewarding career path without the high cost of entry!

World-Class Training

Take advantage of our state-of-the-art training facility, and continue to climb the ladder by returning for additional training and certification.

No College Degree Required

You do not need a higher education degree to attend the Unlicensed Apprenticeship Program.

Team Environment

Experience the Brotherhood of the Sea firsthand in collaborative classes with professional educators and supportive peers.

To view a list of detailed benefits for SIU positions, please visit the Career Benefits page.

Don’t take our word for it

Lindsay AustinPaul Hall Center Graduate

The fact that we don’t have to pay for travel, classes, or boarding — you really can’t beat that.

Tom OrzechowskiVP of Seafarers Harry Lundeberg School

The school is unique in that we bring in men and women from all over the country… The core of the campus is really the spirit of the industry and the spirit of SIU.

Simona EvansApprenticeship Steward

I can work at a professional restaurant with fine cuisine because of the training through the school.

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Take the next step in your nautical journey.