Career fair helps students explore marine professions

Marine Maritime Career Fair 3 by Rob Fettus WHands on fun at the Marine and Maritime Career Fair.Students can learn about professions in the marine and maritime field and do some networking at a career fair Feb. 27 at Annapolis High School.

The Sixth Annual Marine and Maritime Career Fair is open to students in grades 6-12 as well as college students. Exhibitors at the event will share their knowledge and expertise about careers connected to the Chesapeake Bay and the nation's oceans, rivers and lakes; marine sciences; naval architecture; marine trades; and the maritime industry. Students can talk with colleges, technical training programs, government agencies, nonprofits and the military about an array of career paths.

“We are committed to educate students on pathways into marine and maritime careers,” says Tim Wilbricht, chairman of the 2016 Career Fair. “Students from Maryland and surrounding states have a multitude of job opportunities where they can make a good living and work in the communities where they grew up. Economic growth across the marine and maritime fields needs a solid workforce, and it is our job to educate them early and often about the many opportunities.”

Those who attend can network with professionals and entrepreneurs, attend special sessions with mentors, learn about the education and training needed for career pathways, and win door prizes. The event will run noon to 3 p.m. in the cafeteria and auditorium. To register for the event and for details visit eycfoundation.org.

By Betsy Stein

Photo by Rob Fettus

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