Landing School career fair set for April

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The Landing School will hold a career fair April 2 at its campus in Arundel, Maine.

More than 20 companies from across the country will attend. Current students and alumni of The Landing School, as well as prospective students, will be able to network with companies looking to fill positions ranging from yard crew to yacht designers.

“We’re seeing a great surge in demand for qualified marine industry professionals,” director of industry relations and student placement Barry Acker said in a statement. “We receive new job listings from the industry almost daily, which is great news for both the industry and our students. It’s also a great opportunity for those who have struggled to find work over the past several years. The marine industry is once again booming, as is illustrated by our industry partners, who can’t fill their positions fast enough. In fact, several of our students who will not graduate until June already have job offers. It really is an exciting time to be in this industry.”

Companies that attend the career fair will first tour the facility and have the chance to see Landing School students in action. Each representative will provide a short description of the company, what it does and the projects they are working on.

Company representatives will have a chance to talk with students, alumni and prospective students on a more casual level during an informal lunch and into the late afternoon.

“Many of the companies coming to our career fair already employ Landing School graduates and are coming back for more,” Landing School president Bob DeColfmacker said.

“It’s a true testament to the quality of our education and how we work to meet the needs of the industry. Because we are an integral link between students and the industry, it is important that we continue to provide this type of event for our industry partners so that they can continue to do the work they’ve dedicated their lives to and so our students can obtain the rewarding career they’ve worked so hard for.”

Companies attending include:

• Boston Boatworks, Massachusetts

• Brewer Yacht Yards, Connecticut

• Chisletts Boatworks, New Hampshire

• Custom Composites, Maine

• Front Street Shipyard, Maine

• Gunboat, North Carolina

• The Hinckley Company, Maine

• Hodgdon Yachts, Maine

• Kittery Point Yacht Yard, Maine

• Lake Assault Boats, Wisconsin

• Armstrong Marine, Washington and North Carolina

• Lyman Morse Boats, Maine

• Morris Yachts, Maine

•MouldCAM, Rhode Island

• New England Boatworks, Rhode Island

• Ribcraft USA, Massachusetts

• Robinhood Marine Center, Maine

• Scandia Marine Services, Maryalnd

• South Port Marine, Maine

• Tidewater Yacht Services, Maryland

• Wayfarer Marine, Maine

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