South Florida Intercoastal

MIASF's Megan Piggott Presents to HANDY

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Sep 21, 2022 Wed

One of MIASF’s education and workforce initiatives is to partner with local youth organizations to introduce and build awareness of the marine industry and all of the career opportunities within it. One of MIASF’s partners is HANDY which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged youth with their programs at multiple campuses throughout the community. The month of September was Marine Industry Month and Megan Piggott, Director of Marketing & Workforce Development, presented to a different group of students each week exploring the careers and pathways of the industry. Over zoom, the youth learned about the 149,000 jobs in the industry, the size and scope of the industry, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and its impact on our community. They also learned how they can get involved in our industry now through resources such as Salty Jobs and our scholarship and event opportunities such as the Broward County Waterway Cleanup and Plywood Regatta.