On May 22, AAPA’s ACCELerate Apprenticeship program was honored to commemorate National Maritime Day. ACCELerate works directly with maritime employers to assist them in identifying maritime workforce needs and building apprenticeships to help meet those needs. Since ACCELerate’s inception, over 2000 apprentices have participated in our program and helped us build a stronger maritime industry. Did you know that apprenticeship has a retention rate of greater than 90%? We are proud to be educating employers and workers about the benefits of the apprenticeship model, and how it can continue to help grow the maritime industry. For more information about ACCELerate or its programs, contact Executive Director Barbara R. Murray.