MIASF showcases industry to high school teachers

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The Marine Industries Association of South Florida will host about 120 teachers from South Broward High School for a faculty field trip today from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Lauderdale Marine Center, the largest U.S. yacht repair facility.

Based on an immediate need for skilled workers, MIASF development director Sean Smith and the MIASF education/workforce committee designed the special program, which will begin with a panel discussion about career paths and job opportunities in the marine industry.

Panelists will include experts from Frank & Jimmie’s Propeller, Ward’s Marine Electric, Fineline Marine Electric and All Point Boats.

Afterward a tour of some of the 60 Lauderdale Marine Center vendors will showcase dozens of high-wage marine industry jobs to the faculty in attendance to share with their students, who may be interested in exploring these rewarding occupations, the MIASF said.

“We are excited to show the marine industry job opportunities to this group of influencers and provide information about many jobs that typically pay 28 percent higher than the state average,” Smith said in a statement.

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