- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: United States
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Credit Awarded: None
- Program Length: Semester, Other
- Start Month: January, July
- Category: Career Exploration
- Selective: No
- Gender: Coed
- Ages: 18, 19+, 19
- Housing: Other
- Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
Since 1972, we have offered hands-on programs dedicated to inspiring personal growth through craftsmanship, community, and traditions of the sea. Courses in traditional boatbuilding and sailing are offered year-round at our campus in Rockland, ME.
The Apprenticeship Program requires 24 consecutive months to complete and can accommodate up to 20 students at any given time. Ideally, this would represent four different classes, with five students per class.
The Apprenticeshop offers a variety of resources and services to its students. Some of these include financial, employment, and course-of-study counseling. Advising is provided as requested, on an informal basis. The Apprenticehop’s Learning Resource System consists of a marine reference library, a student lending library, archives of boat plans and periodicals, and electronic access to the shared collections of the Maine Library Consortium.
Cost and Session Information
Applications are accepted and volunteer periods are scheduled year-round. The calendar year is split into two building seasons: Spring and Fall. New students begin the program in either January or July. This provides a mix of experience levels among the apprentices. The program runs year-round with a three-week break in June/July and another in December/January.