South Florida Intercoastal

Children's Harbor Marine Industry Night

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Mar 30, 2021 Tue

This month, MIASF partnered with Children’s Harbor to host a Marine Industry Night for the kids in their program. The event was geared to the older youth in their program who are planning to enter the workforce or attend high-education learning. The event began with Megan Piggott, Director of Marketing & Workforce Development, presenting an overview of the marine industry in South Florida and all of the opportunities. A panel of speakers all presented about specific pathways into the industry as well as their stories on how they entered the industry. The panelists included: Will Williamson of Resolve Maritime Academy, Stacy Buckley of Bluewater Yachting, and Trevor Mankini of Golten’s Service Co. The event concluded with Fire Ranger providing an interactive activity for the kids to learn about the different type of fire extinguishers, their importance and role in our industry, and to practice using the various types of extinguishers. We extend a thank you to Alison South Marketing, Bluewater Yachting, Fire Ranger, Golten’s Service, and Resolve Maritime Academy. By the end of the night, the youth were buzzing with excitement and questions on how they can get started working or learning more about the marine industry!