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Sunday, September 16, 2018



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Maritime Attorney awards $9,000 to offshore workers for career advancement opportunities

Maritime Attorney awards $9,000 to offshore workers for career advancement opportunities

While mariners strive to convert their jobs into successful careers, acquiring the training and certifications necessary can seem for most seamen simply unaffordable. Do not let cost of tuition hold you back from pursuing the career you want. The Young Firm offers a solution to help offset these added expenses.

“We believe that financial difficulties should not prevent mariners from receiving the proper training they need to advance their careers, which is why we have decided to offer this award,” said Maritime Attorney Timothy Young.

The Young Firm created the Marine Award Program for Seamen (MAPS) with their financial concerns in mind. MAPS is a need and merit-based award program that offers $18,000 in awards per year to 18 individuals to be used at one of the following facilities: Lafourche Merchant Marine Training Inc., Houston Marine Training Services and Martin International.

Winners are selected based upon their commitment to their career and the effort they put into their application. The following individuals stood out and were awarded $1000 each to use on training: Dave D. Warwick, RI; Bruce C., Thibodaux; Nicholas M. Vashon, WA; Jordan G. Reydell, AR; Brandon A., Baton Rouge; Jeffery O., Brooklyn, MS; Ernest W., Long Beach, MS; and Matthew J., Galliano, LA.

The awarding is broken down over several months. The deadlines to apply for future awards are as follows:

March 20 (2 awards available), June 20 (2 awards available), September 20 (2 awards available), December 20 (3 awards available).

To apply for MAPS online visit www.MarineAward.com or call (855-783-2385) to request a paper copy. There is no cost to apply and one can do so multiple times.