2014-04-04 / Community

Landing School plans Women in Marine Industry Initiative

The Landing School, a post-secondary institution focused on educating tomorrow’s marine industry professionals, has announced the development of a community program, the Women in the Marine Industry Initiative.

Developed by The Landing School, the intent of the initiative is to support women who are in or wish to join the marine industry in Maine and beyond. The primary goal of the program is to inspire, educate and lead women to a fulfilling and successful career in the marine industry with confidence and pride.

The marine industry in Maine and nationally is enjoying a great deal of success. However, women haven’t always been made aware of the excellent career opportunities that await them. The Women in the Marine Industry Initiative endeavors to raise awareness among women across the country that pursuing a career in the marine industry is both rewarding and worthwhile. In order for this initiative to be successful it will take members from across the industry coming together to create a network of resources.

“This initiative is coming at an optimal time,” said Barry Acker, director of industry relations at The Landing School. “The industry is enjoying an economic surge, bringing with it a great deal of career opportunities. That, coupled with the desire and need for a community initiative of this kind, will support the continued diversification of our industry, makes for a winning situation for everyone involved.”

For more information or to get involved, contact the Women in the Marine Industry Initiative at info@wimii.org or visit www.wimii.org.

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