Apprenticeship Program

When you apply to an apprenticeship program, you are committing to a system of training comprised of on-the-job, classroom, and reading components to become skilled in a profession and to begin a career. This is a two year training program designed to train and introduce you to the marine industry while you actively contribute to a successful team. You will be a participant in your learning and success, you will gain the skills to continue as a Marine Technician with one of the leading and most respected companies in the area. This is a serious commitment and it isn’t just a job; we are passionate individuals who excel and demand quality in everything we do.


$16.00 per hour starting rate
Health insurance after 90 days
8% retirement contribution following eligibility requirements
Opportunity for raises with your growth of knowledge and skill

Meet our Graduates

Spring 2023

Jay chose the marine industry as a new career upon his relocation to northern Michigan.

Eli came to Irish Boat Shop following his graduation from high school.

Jay Krout and Eli Severns (L-R) ‘23

Spring 2022

John began in our Apprenticeship Program after graduating from the Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville, MI.  Technicians appreciate working with John because he always gets the job done well.
John Moorehouse ’22
Andrew took an unconventional route into the Apprenticeship Program, beginning at Irish Boat Shop as a Parts Assistant and moving into the Apprenticeship Program.
Andrew Smith ’22

Spring 2021

Josh is the first graduate of our program and now a proud, verifiable Marine Technician.  He has proven to be a passionate individual who demands quality in everything he does, just like the pros who taught him the ropes.
Josh Hanna ’21