250,000 jobs. That's not just a number needed to fill the jobs created by workers leaving the building and plant construction industry. It's a number created by men and women leaving jobs in shipbuilding, shipyards, ship repair facilities, and offshore rigs - the Maritime industry. This industry - our industry - is facing a skilled workforce crisis due to an aging workforce and dwindling pool of workers from which to draw. In partnership with the NMEC (National Maritime Education Council), NCCER is developing the first ever standardized and nationally recognized Maritime curricula.