The Landing School invites boat builders and repairers to annual job fair

ARUNDEL, Maine — The Landing School is inviting representatives from boat shops and yards around the world to meet its graduating class of 2010 at its annual Job Fair, Fri., April 2.

Marine employers will have direct access to more than 80 educated, enthusiastic students who are seeking employment in the marine industry following their June graduation, stated the company in a recent release. Students from The Landing School’s Boatbuilding, Yacht Design, Marine Systems and Composites programs will all be available to meet potential employers, and they will be allocating time for private one-on-one job interviews with select companies.

All marine businesses are invited to attend The Landing School Job Fair at no cost. This annual event is held for the benefit of the students and the marine industry. Representatives from marine businesses are invited to set up their literature tables at The Landing School on April 2 at 11:00 a.m. and then join staff and faculty for a tour of the facility and lunch. Beginning at 1:00 p.m., representatives will have the opportunity to present information about their companies to groups of students, and arrange for short interviews later in the day.

“We’re getting feedback from the industry that business are starting to turn a corner and new work orders are coming in,” said Barry Acker, president of The Landing School. “With growing business comes demand for well-trained professionals graduating from our programs.”

Marine companies can confirm their attendance at The Landing School Job Fair by downloading a participation form from its Web site,, and returning it completed before March 19. Space is limited and will be allocated to companies in the order in which they respond. Employers who are unable to attend but would like to have a presence at the Job Fair can forward their company literature and open-job descriptions by March 26 so they can be made available to students.

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