Fisheries Safety Orientation Class
Realizing that commercial fishing in Alaska is an occupation with inherent risks, NSEDC invests heavily in the safety of our seafood processors. Since 1992, NSEDC has sponsored an eight-day Fisheries Safety Orientation Class at the Alaska Vocational Technical Education Center (AVTEC) in Seward.
All expenses for transportation, food, lodging, and tuition for trainees are paid by NSEDC. In compliance with the U.S. Coast Guard Zero Tolerance law, all trainees must submit to a drug screen urinalysis with negative results and abstain from alcohol. The certified seafood processors of this program are eligible for hire by Glacier Fish Company of Seattle and other trawler companies and seafood employers on sea and/or on land. During the training, Glacier Fish Company human resources personnel from Seattle interview trainees for possible employment. Each trainee must have two pieces of identification to work on the high seas, a picture identification (i.e. Alaska Driver’s License, Alaska State identification) and a birth certificate or Social Security card.
Community Based Training
NSEDC’s Community Based Training program has sponsored several educational opportunities in our member communities:
- Global Positioning System (GPS) training
- Marine Crew Safety training
- AMSEA Drill Instructor training
- Sled building
- Inupiaq language
- Skin sewing
- CPR and First Aid
- Crab pot building
- Driver’s license and CDL training
- Traditional bowl and spoon making
- HAZWOPER training
These training opportunities are available upon request from the communities. A minimum of 10 interested residents is required before the training can be approved. Request a Community Based Training class in your community:
Norton Sound Seafood Products training
Depending on their positions, Norton Sound Seafood Products personnel have received training in OSHA Safety Regulations, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point, Refrigeration, Quality Control, and Operator of Uninspected Passenger vessel (OUPV) or six-pack license.