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CFCC to host Marine Careers Day on May 1

Marine Careers DayWilmington, NC – The marine industry is rapidly growing, offering exciting career opportunities for those passionate about the water and the world beneath it. To help inspire and educate the next generation of marine industry workers, Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) is proud to host Marine Careers Day. This one-of-a-kind event invites students and the public to explore many career paths available.

Marine Careers Day will occur on Monday, May 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Galehouse Building on CFCC’s downtown campus (415 N. Front Street, Wilmington). Visitors will have the chance to meet and interact with instructors and students from CFCC’s Marine Technology, Outboard Motors, and Boat Building programs. Participants can also take a guided tour of the R/V Cape Hatteras, a 135-foot research vessel owned and operated by Cape Fear Community College.

“As a community college, we are committed to providing opportunities for our students and the community to explore a variety of career pathways,” said Jim Morton, CFCC President. “Hosting a marine careers day allows us to showcase the many exciting and diverse careers available in the marine industry. By bringing together experts from these fields, we hope to inspire and educate the next generation of marine professionals.”

“Marine Careers Day is not just an event, but an opportunity to create an inclusive environment where everyone can discover the potential of a career in marine technology, outboard motors, and boat building,” said John Downing, CFCC Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development.

Are you interested in one of these fields and ready to enroll? CFCC is now accepting applications for fall enrollment for the Marine Technology and Boat Building programs. Apply today at cfcc.edu/admissions/apply . Registration is now open for the next Outboard System class, with classes beginning on May 9. Enroll today at cfcc.edu/outboard-systems .

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