NEWPORT, R.I. – The International Yacht Restoration School’s fifth annual Marine Industry Career Day is scheduled for March 6 at the school’s Newport location, according to a release from IYRS.
This year, IYRS has broadened the scope of the event beyond current career opportunities and will include a special presentation by marine technology expert Nigel Calder, who will talk about green technological advances on the horizon for the global marine industry.
“Technology in our world is changing so rapidly. We wanted Career Day to be a valuable opportunity for education—to help career seekers stay ahead of the curve by learning about advances in marine technology from a leading expert, and about the career opportunities that will emerge as a result,” Susan Daly, IYRS VP of marketing, said in the release.
The one-day event is free to the public and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Attendees will be able to gather information about marine careers, meet with area employers, learn about skills in demand by the marine industry and training programs to acquire those skills, and attend informative seminars on careers, training and marine technology.