According to Ledbetter, USMAP is the largest apprenticeship program in the military, with 13,054 members enrolling in fiscal year 2005.
Providing our Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen with opportunities to validate their skills through the USMAP certification is a vivid example of the Navy's commitment for life-long learning," said Vice Adm.
The program does not require off-duty hours, and USMAP
may award up to one-half of the required on-the-job training hours for applicable military experience.
Kenneth Ledbetter, Subject Matter Expert USMAP Registrar said, the trades average from 2,000 to 10,000 hours and vary in the amount of time they will take to complete from one to four years.
USMAP, developed in 1976, was recently realigned to fit the certifications and qualifications vector of the 5-Vector Model, which has been continually under development since it was first launched in 2004.
In 1990, USMAPS enrolled 303 students, USAFAPS enrolled 256 students, and USNAPS enrolled 346, 36 of whom were preparing for admission to the Coast Guard Academy.
All application requirements must be submitted by 1 April 2003 to be considered for appointment to USMA or USMAPS in July 2003.
All application requirements must be submitted by 1 April 2002 to be considered for appointment to West Point or the USMAPS in July 2002.
Of course, USMAPS is expensive: between $40,000 and $60,000 a year per student.