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A trained workforce is a safer, more productive workforce.

Programs

BCMEA trains workers in 36 positions. Our training touches on all aspects of longshore work.

Our comprehensive training programs combine classroom-based theory with hands-on practice, either in a simulated setting or the actual workplace.

We work with unions and employers to develop curriculum, which covers everything from the fundamentals to the details. Learners come away with a solid understanding of operator responsibilities, physical demands, safety, process, equipment and controls and operating procedures.

Trainees are given practical and written tests, and passing grades are typically 70-80%, depending on the program. On completion, our graduates are ready to tackle their jobs safely and competently.