Gunderson Marine Opening Training Center

Gunderson Marine. File photo via Greenbrier Companies.

Gunderson Marine plans to open a training center later this spring that would serve as a hub for developing trade skills that are in demand in the area, the Portland, Ore.-based company announced Feb. 6.

The new center is expected to offer participants hands-on paid training to learn basic metals fitting, industrial safety practices and welding techniques, Gunderson Marine explained in a statement.

“The curriculum will cover basic principles, safety protocols and foundational experience in FCAW (Flux-Cored Arc Welding), SAW (Submerged Arc Welding) and SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) processes,” the company said in a statement on its website.

Gunderson said that after trainees complete the program, graduates would be evaluated as job candidates for welding and shipbuilding positions, adding that the company hires many program graduates, and works toward its workforce’s professional development.

“The training center is about more than skills; it’s about shaping futures and building careers,” company COO Joe Corvelli said. “I urge anyone with an interest in welding or shipbuilding to apply for the program.”

More information on the training center and how to apply is available at Anyone who has other questions or would like to submit a resume can email