Maritime Industry Virtual 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.


Confirmed Speakers:

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


Frances Bursch
Program Specialist
Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association


TJ Ewing
Head of Talent
Pure Watercraft


Ann Avary
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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