By: MIASF Staff
Date posted: Oct 25, 2019 Fri
The International Boat Builders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) was held October 1st through 3rd at the Tampa Convention Center. Sean Smith, MIASF director of development and host of Salty Jobs videos, was on hand to present a Super Session about marine industry workforce challenges and solutions on Monday before the show, highlighting MIASF’s success with its Workforce and Education Committee, the first-ever yacht apprenticeship program in the country, and the new Marine Dual Enrollment program, which is the first of its kind in the state and will give students the opportunity to earn credits toward their associate’s degree and ABYC certifications at Broward College
A re-scheduled Maritime Monday was held on Monday, October 14th at Pier Sixty-Six’ Pelican Landing, where MIASF members and guests were treated to cool drinks, warm appetizers, and a stunning red-hot sunset. It was the perfect ending to the 2019 Maritime Monday season. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone back again in January 2020!
More than 100 people joined MIASF and the South Florida Business Journal staff at the release of the SFBJ Marine Industry Special Section and Book of Lists at a Breakfast with the Journal Event on Friday, October 11th. The Book of Lists is an important industry publication that affirms the significance of the marine industry as a major employer and economic driver in the region. Additional copies of the special section are available at the MIASF office.