May Maritime Virtual Career Fair

Discover amazing shoreside or at sea careers!

 

Did you know the average annual salary, before benefits for maritime industry employees, is $70,800 - $20,000 more than the average wage in Washington?

 

Check out the video here.

 

Speakers:

  • Sarah Scherer, Maritime and Manufacturing Advocate, Seattle Office of Economic Development and Co-President, Seattle Propeller Club
  • Port of Seattle Commissioner Stephanie Bowman
  • Mike O’Connor, Director of HR & Labor Relations, Foss Maritime Company
  • Melissa Bryant, Human Resources Manager, Argosy Cruises
  • Trevor Bozina, Captain, Puget Sound Pilots
  • Cherie Berg, Safety, Environmental and Human Resource Manager, Pacific Fishermen Shipyard
  • Delmas Whitaker, Sr. Manager, Fishing and Commercial Vessels, Port of Seattle
  • Julie Keim, Owner, Compass Courses
  • Russ Shrewsbury, Owner, Western Towboat Company
  • Renee Mason, Recruiter, Washington State Ferries

 

Check out the incredible opportunities! Discover opportunities for women and communities of color. Hear about the high-tech aspects of the industry, its passion for environmental sustainability, and commitment to family wage jobs. Learn about the skills and training needed to be successful in the industry. Connect with companies that are looking for people like YOU!

 

Sponsored by the Seattle Propeller Club, Port of Seattle, City of Seattle, and Washington State Ferries. Presented in cooperation with King County Maritime, Washington Maritime Blue, Youth Maritime Collaborative and their members, Seattle Marine Business Coalition, and the North Seattle Industrial Association.

2020 Maritime Industry Career Fair

Join employers and representatives to learn about an amazing career in the maritime and fishing industry! Did you know that the average annual salary in the maritime industry is more than $20,000 above the average wage in Washington?

 

Watch the video here. Below download the webinar chat, which has tons of resources and connections.

 

Check out the incredible diversity of at-sea and shoreside careers. Discover opportunities for women and communities of color. Hear about the high-tech aspects of the industry, its passion for environmental sustainability, and commitment to family wage jobs. Learn about the skills and training needed to be successful in the industry. Connect with companies that are looking for people like YOU!

 

Ten panelists shared information about their careers and the variety the incredible benefits of a maritime and fishing career. Plus learn about training programs and resources to jump start your career!            

 

Panelists include representatives from Pacific Fishermen Shipyard, Pure Watercraft, Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology, Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, Elliott Bay Design Group, Fishermen’s Finest, Port of Seattle, ABD Insurance & Financial Services, Foss Maritime, NOAA and others. Moderator: Sarah Scherer, City of Seattle Maritime and Manufacturing Advocate and President, Seattle Propeller Club.

 

Sponsored by the Seattle Propeller Club, Port of Seattle, King County Maritime, and Seafood 101 industry partners. Supporting organizations: Washington Maritime Blue, Youth Maritime Collaborative and their members, Seattle Marine Business Coalition, North Seattle Industrial Association, Marine Manufacturing & Technology Center of Excellence, Skagit Valley College, National Fisherman magazine, and Pacific Marine Expo.

 

The webinar took place as a part of the 2020 Pacific Marine Expo OnLine.

 

Speakers:

Sarah Scherer
Maritime and Manufacturing Advocate
Office of Economic Development
City of Seattle

 

Frances Bursch
Fisherman
Program Specialist
Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association

 

TJ Ewing
Head of Talent
Pure Watercraft

 

Ann Avary
Director
Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology
Skagit Valley College

 

Kelly Merrill

Sr. HR Business Partner
Foss Maritime

 

Cherie Berg
Safety, Environmental and HR Manager
PFI Pacific Fishermen Shipyard

 

Lydia Benger
Technical Manager for Naval Architecture
Elliott Bay Design Group

 

Delmas Whittaker, CM
Sr. Manager, Fishing and Commercial Vessels
Fishermen’s Terminal/Maritime Industrial Center/Salmon Bay Marina

Port of Seattle

 

Adi Hanein

Research Coordinator

University of Washington and 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Kristian Uri

General Manager
Fishermen's Finest, Inc.

 

Tosca Pinder

Maritime Producer

ABD Insurance & Financial Services

Chat Resources from Maritime Career Fair[...]
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Supporting Organizations

North Seattle Industrial Association

Seattle Marine Business Coalition

Northwest Marine Trade Association

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