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MRAA supports initiative to educate students about marine industry jobs

The TechForce Foundation is launching “FutureTech Success” to help fuel the pipeline of tomorrow’s workforce technicians, something the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas sees potential in for future collaboration.

The program seeks to turn parents and influencers of 13- to 18-year-olds into champions of technician career paths by letting them know they can have successful, in-demand careers, according to the MRAA.

It also seeks to make “tactile challenges” available to young people so they can experience working with their hands, and to deliver a unified public message around tech career opportunities.

MRAA is supporting the foundation by educating members about the initiative, distributing its marketing campaign content, identifying resources to assist in the creation of tactile challenges, and working with FutureTech Success supporters to identify and communicate industry best practices.

MRAA has also launched a career center and the MRAA Educational Foundation.

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