If TODAY we raise awareness with local youth, TOMORROW we can have a stronger and more knowledgeable workforce pipeline

Originally started as the MAST (MArine Skills Training) Career Fair in 2010, EYC Foundation’s Marine & Maritime Career Expo was conceived with the goal of inspiring and helping high school students discover and pursue careers in the industry. The event connects local 10th, 11th and 12th graders with marine and maritime service and retail companies, trade schools, higher education institutions, military and government organizations.

In cooperation with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, the annual event originally took place at a local high school. In 2023 the event was greatly enhanced by moving to Bert Jabin Yacht Yard in Annapolis where students had the added benefit of experiencing a working boatyard and connecting with the many on-site marine support businesses. Three students walked away with summer job offers!

For a student, their day at the Expo means a chance to learn the pathways to desirable jobs, engage in hands-on learning, collect resources on colleges, trades, training programs and military service, and taste the passion that industry pros have for their profession.

It’s one more way EYCF helps inspire and support future stewards of the Chesapeake Bay.

This year’s Expo happens on Thursday, April 25. Registration is now open. Sign up today, space is limited.

BIG THANKS to our 2024 sponsors!
Additional sponsorships are still available now through Monday, April 15

2024 EXHIBITORS
BUSINESSWEBSITE
Burr Yacht Saleswww.burryachtsales.com
Cecil Collegececil.edu/skilledtrades
Chesapeake Bay Foundationwww.cbf.org
Chesapeake Dockside Serviceswww.chesapeakedockside.com
Classic Sail Chartersclassicsailcharters.com
Clean Bottomswww.facebook.com/CleanBottomsUMS
Diversified Marine Services & Bay Shore Marinewww.diversifiedmarineservices.com
Electronic Marine Annapoliswww.ElectronicMarine.com
IYRS School of Technology & Tradesiyrs.edu
Living Classrooms Foundationlivingclassrooms.org/programs/maritime-education/
M Yacht Servicesmyachtservices.net
Maine Maritime Academymainemaritime.edu
Marine Electric Systems LLCmarineelectricsystems.net
Marine Trades Association of Marylandwww.mtam.org
Merchant Marine Academyhttps://www.usmma.edu/
North Point Yacht Saleswww.northpointyachtsales.com
Oasis Marinas, LLCwww.oasismarinas.com
Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeakewww.chesapeakepirates.com
Quantum Sailswww.quantumsails.com
Safe Harbor Marinaswww.shmarinas.com
Schuyler Line Navigation Company, LLCschuylerline.com
Trident Marine Grouptrident-marine.com
US Coast Guardwww.gocoastguard.com
Watermarkwatermarkjourney.com
Yacht Brokers of Annapolisyachtbrokersofannapolis.com

Help high schoolers discover their future

The Marine & Mairitime Career Expo is chaired by Wendy Madden
Reach her at: MMCareerExpo@eycfoundation.org

Learn about all the EYCF programs