By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Trident program trains new generation of tradespeople


November 8, 2023

Trident Seafoods’ skilled-trades program was founded to address “the graying of the trades” — the shoreside counterpart to “the graying of the fleet.” The four-year course helps young people start careers in welding, electrical work, carpentry and more, while addressing the company’s need for new workers.

Students spend two years in training alongside a cohort of 10 students, followed by a two-year commitment to employment at Trident.

Wrangell High School alumnus Jacen Hay learned about the program during a presentation to his class. He had always planned to go into the trades...

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