IYRS plans Marine Industry Career Day

NEWPORT, R.I. — The International Yacht Restoration School will host its annual Marine Industry Career Day on Feb. 28, the school said in a recent statement.

At the event, attendees will be able to learn about training programs and hiring needs, identify skills needed by the industry and attend seminars on topics such as how to make a career change to the boating business and how to find funding sources for training, according to IYRS. Marine companies from throughout New England will be at the event, IYRS said.

The event, which is held with support from the United Way of Rhode Island, will take place at IYRS from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.

This year's event has added three seminars to its schedule.

"This year, we expanded Career Day with a series of seminars with one goal in mind: to give attendees valuable information they can use as they make their career plans," said Susan Daly of IYRS.

The seminars include "Summer Jobs for Teens," "Career Paths for Career Changers" and "Funding Sources for Training."

There are over 2,000 businesses in Rhode Island involved in boating, which represents nearly 10 percent of all private employers in the state, according to the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association. To learn more about the event or the individual seminars, go to iyrs.org.

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