South Florida Intercoastal

5th Annual Marine Industry Elevator Pitch Competition Begins!

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Mar 02, 2022 Wed

The 5th Annual Marine Industry Elevator Pitch Competition has gotten underway with the students in the marine magnet program at South Broward High School. The first round of competition took place on Thursday, February 24th in its original in-person format. For this competition, the students are tasked with creating a 1-2 minute ‘pitch’ presentation about a specific career in the marine industry they are interested in pursuing. The goal of the competition is to guide the students as they learn about a job in our industry, what is required of that position, and how their experiences and passions might fit in with that specific job. This competition is extremely valuable for the students as they gain experience in public speaking in front of our panel of judges of industry professionals. We would like to give a special thank you to our judges who donated their time for this round:
·      John Burke, TDW Marine
·      Christie Harrison, Frank & Jimmie’s Propeller
·      Jorge Lang, DeAngelo Marine Exhaust, Inc.
·      Will Williamson, Resolve Marine Group
From marine technicians to naval architects, and from stews to marine IT specialists, the passions and interests of each student was on full display in their presentations. Our industry is in extremely good hands as they continue 89oncontinue their individual paths into our industry.