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Fifth Annual Marine and Maritime Career Fair helps students learn about marine, maritime careers

2/27/2015, 10 a.m.
Back for its fifth year, the Annual Marine & Maritime Career Fair will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 ...
Hundreds of high school students and parents will attend this year’s Marine & Maritime Career Fair on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Annapolis High School. Students will be eligible for valuable door prizes. (Courtesy photo)

— Back for its fifth year, the Annual Marine & Maritime Career Fair will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from noon to 3 p.m. at Annapolis High School Cafeteria & Auditorium located at 2700 Riva Road in Annapolis.

Students in grades six through 12 (public, private and home-schooled) from Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay region are invited for this popular and free event. The fair offers students and parents something new to discover about marine and maritime careers. This year, students and parents can learn about marine trades in the Chesapeake Bay region plus meet and talk with engineers, scientists, publishers and boat builders who represent a wide range of marine and maritime careers. Students are also eligible for valuable door prizes. For further information contact eycfoundation.org or 888-383-8777.

”The fair is a great time to explore all the different fields and to decide what interests you the most. To keep track of what you learn, you should bring a pen and a backpack for carrying all the fun swag, freebies, and cool information from exhibitors,” said Laura Carty, a Severna Park High School student who attended last year.

Exhibitors will share their knowledge and expertise about careers connected to the Chesapeake Bay and our nation’s oceans, rivers and lakes. Students can meet industry experts from educational institutions, industries, non-profits and the military about different career paths including: the marine trades (electronics, carpentry, plumbing, engines, boat building, marina management, sail making, sail rigging, Interior design, etc.); engineering, naval architecture, product development, marketing, publishing, port management and commercial shipping.

Students can attend informative presentations on: Marine Trades in the Chesapeake Bay Region (2pm); STEM Role Models: Engineers, Scientists, Boat Builders …careers based on Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (1pm).

For more information contact eycfoundation.org or 888-383-8777.