The Port of Bellingham is set to host a Marine Trades Job and Internship Fair on May 19.
More than a dozen employers are expected to participate in the event, including All American Marine, Trident Seafoods, Bellingham Cold Storage, Northwest Marine Industries, the Blue Water Scholarship Fund, Sun Coast Rigging, Mantle Industries, Northwest Explorations, Bellingham Technical College, Pacific Marine Yacht Systems, Birdon Group, Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Industrial Resources, On-Board Marine, the Working Waterfront Coalition of Whatcom County and the port.
Marine trades industries create or support over 6,000 jobs and represent 7% of Whatcom County’s total workforce, according to port Executive Director Rob Fix.
“Our young people grow up enjoying our marine waters with their families and friends,” said Working Waterfront Coalition of Whatcom County Program Manager Deb Granger. “Yet, many of us do not have a clue that there are wonderful, exciting, and well-paying jobs right here on our shores or on our waters.”
The event is expected to take place from noon to 4 p.m. at Fishermen’s Pavilion, 2599 S Harbor Loop Drive. The event is free and registration is not needed.
For more information, contact Carey Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (360) 676-2500.