Several hired at Marine Industry Job Fair December 22, 2015

The Marine Industry Job Fair proved fruitful for several companies who exhibited at it.

Phil Vitale, director of yacht services at MarineMax Yacht Service, hired a young man he met at the job fair who is attending classes at Broward College. He has been working there part time until he graduates in March, when he will then come onboard full time. Their newest employee has completed the Basic Marine Electricity Class (MTE1400) in hopes of becoming a marine electrician, and MarineMax is further training him with hands-on experience as an apprentice working alongside our ABYC 40-year marine veteran electrician. “I feel that this young man has the passion and desire to excel in our industry and was well worth the time I put into the job fair to meet him and hire him,” Vitale said.

Chris Brown with High Seas Yacht Service, High Seas Hydraulics & Straight Line Marine said he hired an employee who is going to Broward College night school who already started work there and he was considering making an offer to a second Broward College student. He also interviewed a senior-level technician who was currently employed and may hire him in early 2016 is he is still available.

RPM Diesel Engine Co. also hired a graduate of Broward College at the fair.

In addition, many other companies that participated said they met qualified candidates, and several are working with United Way’s Mission United to hire veterans. We have put Mission United in touch with several companies looking to hire, and several companies have reached out to Mission United about hiring veteran candidates.

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