Maritime Academy to get $18.3 million facility

The Seattle Maritime Academy near the Ballard Bridge is expanding.

The Seattle PI is reporting that the portables that are currently used will be replaced by an $18.3 million building. Seattle Central Community College runs the program and about 35 students go through each year, a number which could grow to 50 or 60. Typically students will graduate with multiple job offers in the marine industry and the starting salary ranges from $40,000-$80,000. This major renovation has been planned for six years. Ron Hamberg, SCCC’s vice president for instruction says that this upgrade is a priority because its graduates are in demand and its facilities are in poor condition.

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candice.
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It's good to hear the SOMETHING is going well in the marine industry!

david t.
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david t.

Never even knew it was there. Is this photo facing the Trader Joes?

Uncle Snuffy
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Uncle Snuffy

Will the improvements include parking? I am completely for the school but their students do take up a good chunk of the Fred Meyer parking lot.

factmonkey
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Yes, it is. Trader Joe's is in the grey building in the background, along the left side of the photo. Looks like this shot was taken while standing on the Ballard Bridge.

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