April 18, 2018
Media Contact: Tony Cook
Phone: (504) 671-5478
WHAT: The Delgado Community College Maritime and Industrial Training Center will host a recognition event for 10 New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy (NOMMA) students who on April 19 will have completed a two-week Gulf Coast voyage, Galveston-Pensacola-New Orleans, as crew in training on the tall ship Picton Castle.
WHEN: Friday, April 20, 2018, 10:00-10:45 a.m.
WHERE: Dockside at the Picton Castle, Woldenberg Park, New Orleans (see attached).
WHY: As part of a commitment to industry-aligned programs and partnerships supporting the regional workforce, Delgado is partnering with Tall Ships America to provide safety and deckhand training for students planning maritime careers at its state-of-the-art Maritime and Industrial Training Center in New Orleans East. The 10 NOMMA students are the first to benefit from the new Delgado-Tall Ships America partnership.
WHO: Sen. Troy A. Carter Sr. will recognize the students from NOMMA and comment on the maritime industry, technical education, and the New Orleans Tricentennial. Also speaking: Delgado Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development and Technical Education Arlanda Williams; Delgado Maritime and Industrial Training Center Senior Director Rick Schwab; Captain of the Picton Castle Dan Moreland; Executive Director of Tall Ships America Bert Rogers; NOMMA Commandant Col. Chris Schlafer, USMC (ret.).
INFO: for Delgado, Rick Schwab, 504-915-7480, for Tall Ships America, Anna LeDonne, 985-807-5341.
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