On Friday, Jan. 25, the Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM) in partnership with the Annapolis School of Seamanship will hold their 5th Annual Career Discovery Day at Progressive’s Baltimore Boat Show. The event is designed to introduce young people to a career in boating in an immersive and interactive way. Members of the Marine Trades Industry Partnership (MTIP) give the students an understanding of the industry from a first-person perspective, insight into what employers in the industry are looking for, and answers to student questions about career paths, training, and related topics. The students also learn about the opportunities MTAM’s On-the-job Training Practicums provide and how to apply for them. The event also includes full access to the Baltimore Boat Show and a prize drawing.
Students are invited from local high schools and technical schools. The estimated attendance for this year’s event is between 30 and 40 students from Career and Technology Center South’s (CATS) Marine Technician Program and North County High School’s (NCHS) Fishing Club.
“The Baltimore Boat Show is a great event for the students. They love being able to check out all the boats and there are always a few that get really excited to learn about the many careers available in the industry,” said Mike O’Donnell, who runs NCHS’ Fishing Club Sponsor. “MTAM does a fantastic job presenting the various opportunities and they always make the students feel like they can be successful regardless of the path that they choose.”
The Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show is at the Baltimore Convention Center Jan. 24-27, 2019. The Show is open Thursday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.