Story Number: NNS140711-20Release Date: 7/11/2014 2:47:00 PM
By Chris Wyatt, Norfolk Ship Support Activity Public Affairs
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Norfolk Ship Support Activity (NSSA) held its third Navy Afloat Maintenance Training Strategy (NAMTS) graduation of the year, July 9.
NSSA Sailors enrolled in NAMTS received on-the-job, rating-specific training, which can help them earn up to eight different Navy Enlisted Classifications.
"This is a great day as we come together and recognize the achievements of these NAMTS graduates," said NSSA Commanding Officer Capt. Steven L. Stancy.
Journeyman training is offered through the NAMTS program and helps Sailors earn Navy enlisted classifications in NSSA's Hydraulics, Pipefitting, Valve, Outside Electrical, Outside Machinist, Diesel Engines, Shipfitter, and Gas Turbines shops.
"Training and getting qualified through the NAMTS program and passing that information down to the junior Sailors improves our workforce and helps us develop a culture of learning. This is in line with one of our strategic pillars Workforce Sustainment," said Stancy.
"Picking up NECs not only helps a Sailor when it comes to advancement but it can also help him or her become the Subject Matter Expert in that particular skillset," said NSSA & NNSY Regional NAMTS Coordinator Bert Dayao.
Sixty-five Sailors from this most recent cycle of NAMTS graduated after several months of training.
"The Fleet benefits as you take your new skillsets back to the ship. Now you are the Subject Matter Experts in your respective rates. I want to congratulate the graduates on getting their qualification and those who supported them on this journey," said Stancy.
NAMTS training is available to Sailors on shore duty at Regional Maintenance Centers (RMCs), Intermediate Maintenance Activities or Facilities (IMAs or IMFs), shipyards, and aboard tenders, as well as those stationed on ships undergoing extended maintenance availabilities.
For more information about NAMTS, visit www.portal.navy.mil/crmc/namts (Common Access card (CAC) enabled site).
For more information about Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC), visit www.navsea.navy.mil/CNRMC.
For more news from Norfolk Ship Support Activity, visit www.navy.mil/local/nssa/.