2015 Diploma Students Graduate from Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is proud to announce that seven of its students completed their 9-month diploma boatbuilding programs and graduated on June 19. They are Jacob Eastlick, Thomas Gerald and Matthew Ryan (Contemporary Wood Composite Boatbuilding), Joanna Abeli, William Holt, Kelson Mills (Traditional Large Craft) and Joseph Caldwell (Traditional Small Craft). These students completed an intensive training experience which required them to attend school 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday for three quarters. The boatbuilding skills they learned will help launch them into a variety of maritime and woodworking trades, including boatbuilding and repair, yacht interior construction, and fine woodworking.

Executive Director Betsy Davis stated, “We wish our graduates all the best as they launch into their new and exciting careers. They have passed a rigorous hands-on program at the Boat School and we are exceedingly proud of their accomplishments.”

The remaining 46 students at the School will continue for summer quarter and graduate with their associate degrees in mid-September.

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is one of the premier accredited educational institutions of its kind and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The ACCSC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The school’s mission is to teach and preserve traditional and contemporary wooden boatbuilding skills while developing the individual as a craftsman.

For information please contact:  Betsy Davis, Executive Director, 206-390-0381  betsy@nwswb.edu.

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