Encouraging Workforce Development in our Community
In an effort to enhance and build a trained workforce for Homer’s growing marine industry, HMTA partners with the Kenai Peninsula College, Homer High School, Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary and the Aleutian Harvester Memorial Trust Fund to support and train individuals seeking to further their education and skill set in the marine trades.
HMTA sponsors a $1,000 scholarship each spring as well as tuition reimbursement for the Kachemak Bay Campus’ own Marine Technology Series where several MMC certification courses are offered, including the 100-Ton Masters License and Able Bodied Seaman.
In addition to the scholarships, select member business professionals participate as instructors in the KPC courses as well as the Focus on Learning (FOL) classes as part of the Homer High School curriculum.
Our goal is to be an industry resource for the health and growth of our community and help our community members find the satisfying high earning careers they want!
Maritime Technology Registration Stipend
The Homer Marine Trades Association (HMTA) is dedicated to the promotion of business and related activities in the marine trades industry within the greater Kachemak Bay area and recognizes that well trained tradesmen are important to the success of the industry. This year HMTA, Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club and the Aleutian Harvester Fund have set aside $4,000 toward KPC Maritime Technology course registrations held in partnership with HMTA.
Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators (AAHPA) Scholarship
Looking for more scholarship opportunities? The AAHPA offers annual scholarships to qualifying Alaskan students going into fields of study or vocation related to the maritime industry and environment.