Southern Maine Community College will provide technical training to nearly 100 marine electricians at Bath Iron Works.

An agreement signed Friday at BIW provides $75,000 in additional grant funding from the Maine Quality Centers to extend the training program for up to another 87 marine electricians who were recently hired by the shipbuilder, according to a release from the college. The training is scheduled to begin in July.

SMCC has already trained almost 100 marine electricians at BIW under a previous training agreement.

“SMCC is committed to workforce development training,” SMCC President Ron Cantor said. “We provide Maine workers skills they need not just for jobs, but for high-paying careers with bright futures through our in-demand degree programs and on-the-spot workforce training.”

Since last fall, SMCC’s Business & Community Partnerships Department has provided hands-on training to more than 80 BIW marine electricians to give them enhanced skills sought by the company. SMCC also provided specialized exam preparation for another 27 BIW workers to allow them to earn a certification to improve their career opportunities within the company.

Bath Iron Works is among the largest private employers in Maine with about 5,700 employees.

The Maine Quality Centers is part of the Maine Community College System and provides customized workforce training grants to Maine employers.