VIPCA’s Work 2021

VIPCA’s Year Round Work includes:

  • Virgin Islands Youth Training (5-week intensive Marine Apprenticeship)
    • 1-year Registered Apprenticeship for 12 young Virgin Islanders providing captains training for USCG OUPV Certification
  • Working year-round with VI Government Departments, National Park Service and CBP
    • Working with the Governor’s Office and on the Governor’s Taskforces
      • Chair of the Governor’s Marine Taskforce
      • Member of Restart VI Taskfoce
      • Member of Vision 2040 Taskforce
      • Director of Workforce Development Board
        • VIPCA is recognised as an Eligible Service Provider and is working on producing a Registered Apprenticeship Program with DOL
  • USVI Marine Infrastructure Development
    • Installation of 200 new moorings territory-wide – underway with EDA grant funding
  • Year-round international/national/local industry representation
  • USVI Charter Yacht Show 4-day event
    • Press releases and marketing for the industry
    • Same charter broker attendance as the December CCYS
  • Inter-Government Liaison and Relations
    • Bringing about a CBP Ruling to allow vessels tor charter between USVI and Puerto Rico
    • Working with the Governor’s office on licensing requirements for the BVIs