Mid Atlantic Maritime Academy, LLC
Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy (MAMA) is a highly respected, state-of-the-art vocational training center established for individuals who seek to enter the exciting maritime profession, as well as mariners seeking to advance their careers. MAMA offers 90+ USCG approved deck courses and engineering courses along with tailored courses. The mission of the Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy (MAMA) is to provide unparalleled expertise and instruction to students pursuing a career in the maritime industry.
Mid Atlantic Maritime Academy (MAMA) donates to Toys for Tots, supports Homeless Shelters of Hampton Roads, and supports youth sports, (Little League teams, Youth Bowling) as well as Youth organizations (Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, an Sea Scouts).
MAMA also is supportive of community and government groups by providing pro bono conference support for short term activities. The FBI, Dept. of Homeland Security, US Navy and local colleges and High school guidance counselor and teacher activities are among recent hosted organizations. MAMA also has hosted many retirement groups, special interest groups, and alumni groups for tours of our technologically advanced maritime training simulators.
MAMA has an active program whereby disadvantaged youths, recent high school graduates, and displaced workers can qualify for full scholarships via MAMA to attend the classes that would result in attainment of entry level certification for work aboard ships upon inland waters and the high seas. Over 100 students have graduated from this program and about 90% are gainfully employed.
US Military Veterans with seagoing experience are using our school to convert their technical training into lucrative jobs in the maritime industry. By using our school and training programs to qualify and test for advanced licenses, hundreds of our transitioning military are finding a world of opportunity outside the military, or enhancing their competencies while still serving. Our school is staffed with 85% veterans, and taking care of our Vets is a second nature response to Vets in need of career assistance.