IYRS career event set for Saturday

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The eighth annual Marine Industry & Career Day, sponsored by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association and the International Yacht Restoration School, will be held on Saturday.

The event will draw employers from throughout the region who come to the school with one goal in mind: connecting with people interested in careers in the marine and composites industry.

Career Day, which is free to the public, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the IYRS Newport campus at 449 Thames St.

In addition to meeting and talking with employers, attendees can learn about training opportunities and attend presentations by experts on career building, technology and working in the marine industry.

Recent data reveal a positive outlook for hiring in the Rhode Island marine industry, according to a survey conducted by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association.

“The data we are seeing is painting a positive picture — both for the marine trades and for those who are interested in working in this important Rhode Island industry,” association CEO Wendy Mackie said in a statement. “Career Day is a valuable once-a-year opportunity for individuals who are interested in networking with employers, learning more about our business and building a career.”