MITAGS is now accepting applications for the MAP Mate Limited (500-1600 GRT). A 500-1600 GRT (Limited) license will allow you to serve as a deck officer aboard towing vessels and other types of workboats.


The program start date is set for March 7, 2022. Applications are due no later than Friday, November 26, 2021.


If you are interested in joining this cohort next spring, please contact Jenny Pitzen, Student Instructional Services Manager, at [email protected] as soon as possible and she will follow up with the appropriate requirements. Initial interviews will be wrapping up in early-December, so don’t delay in getting your application materials in as soon as possible to be considered for the coming year’s program.

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MITAGS’ Maritime Apprenticeship Programs offer a fast and cost-effective way for passionate individuals that possess little or no maritime experience to earn highly desirable qualifications. For the sea service training component, MITAGS facilitates the matching of prospective apprentices with reputable companies who have signed on with the program, using an interview process. Apprentices must be placed with a Partner Company prior to starting the program, and they remain with a selected company throughout the entire program. Upon program completion, the Apprentice will be eligible to sit for their Mate’s license and will also hold their AB Limited. In addition, all STCW requirements and assessments are met so the mariner will also receive their Able Seafarer-Deck and OICNW credentials to sail internationally. The tonnage of the vessels the apprentice sails on during the program will determine whether they receive their Mate of 500/1600 GRT vessels, or a Third Mate Unlimited tonnage license.