100 students toured a Wepfer Marine towboat, took a hike down the "Mini MS riverwalk," visited the MS River Museum @ MI River Park, and met representatives from waterways industries to learn about maritime jobs and careers.
In New York City, there's a full-time version. The Harbor School is a public high school on Governor's Island that offers a maritime curriculum to educate and prepare students in marine science and technology. As Memphis focuses on jobs for the future, the 1-day workshop looks like fun and a great step in that direction.
Sponsors and career fair participants were Wepfer Marine, ACL - American Commercial Lines LLC, Dickson Marine, Economy Boat Store, Fullen Dock and Warehouse, International Port of Memphis, Lucy Woodstock Marine Terminal, Mid-South Community College, The Seamen's Church Institute, Memphis District Corps of Engineers, and United States Coast Guard. Chick-fil-A provided lunch.