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Marine & Composites Industry Career Day hosted at IYRS

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Date(s) - Mar 7, 2015
10:30 am - 01:30 pm

International Yacht Restoration School


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Please join IYRS for the 10th Annual Marine & Composites Industry Career Day hosted at IYRS in Newport, RI on March 7, 2015. This one-day event, which is hosted by IYRS and RIMTA, is free to the public and will draw marine and composites industry experts and employers from all over the U.S. In 2014 we had companies from as far north as Maine and far south as Florida; we expect to see a record number of exhibitors and attendees in 2015.

Career seekers will have an opportunity to meet with boatbuilders, boat yards, and composite manufacturers; learn about the skills needed to work in the marine and composites industries; gather information on how to gain in-demand skills; learn about career prospects; and attend informative seminars.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Free Event in Newport, RI

Sample of Participating Companies
Viking Yacht Company
Piers Park Sailing
Foley Marine & Industrial Engines
Hodgdon Yachts
Boston Boatworks
Frank Hall Boatyard
Clear Carbon & Components
Hunt Yachts
9:00-9:30 a.m.
Breakout Session 1: Navigating Your Job Search
Neal Harrell, Brooks Marine Group
Neal Harrell understands the job-search process from both the employer and employee viewpoint. Today’s job search is a process that requires individuals to have a well-written resume, networking and interviewing skills, and educated use of social media to help you identify your market and promote yourself effectively to decision-makers. Mr. Harrell will also talk about trends in the marketplace and the hottest sectors for hiring. This is a valuable, information-packed session for individuals building careers in the marine and composites industries.
Attendees will be welcomed to enter Career Day 30 minutes prior to the general public.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Exhibitor setup
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Event open to attendees of Breakout Session 1, IYRS & RIMTA students and alumni.
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Event open to the public.
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Breakout Session 2: Skills Needed in the Marine & Composites Industry Workforce
Moderated by Wendy Mackie, CEO, RIMTA & Featuring:
Matt Dunham | President, Clear Carbon & Components, Inc.
Peter Van Lancker | President, Hunt Yachts
Jen Cornwell | Workforce Development Coordinator, RIMTA
Clark Poston | VP Industry Development, IYRS

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