The fourth annual Marine and Maritime Career Fair, scheduled for 1-4 p.m., Feb. 22, in the Annapolis High School cafeteria on Riva Road, was recently announced.

“This event is designed to help our young people discover career opportunities available in the marine and maritime industry, Stephanie Duncan-Troxell, chair of the Eastport Yacht Club Foundation, said in a statement. “Each of the last three events has seen a large increase in both exhibitors and attendees. We anticipate this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever.”

Career Fair Chair Pam Ray explains, “This is not a job fair. It is an opportunity for students and their parents to learn more about current career paths to employment in the marine industry through apprenticeships, technical training and college level education. The Career fair offers high school students a unique opportunity to speak with representatives from such diverse marine fields as the military, yacht and ship design, maintenance and repair, charter operators, homeland security, marine biology, the Merchant Marine, naval architecture, the Coast Guard and much more. Any young person interested in working around boats or the water can discuss career pathways on a casual one to one basis with experts who are professionals in the sciences, engineering, product development, policy making, manufacturing and everything having to do with building, equipping, repairing maintaining, marketing and docking boats of all sizes.”

“The Career Fair is one of the ways The Foundation and The Eastport Yacht Club pursues its mission of promoting participation in boating, education and environmental awareness. By partnering with Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the National Sailing Hall of Fame to produce this event, we will broaden our outreach to students and parents and strengthen the marine industry and the boating communities we all love,” Ray concluded.

The fourth Annual Marine and Maritime Career Fair is open to all Maryland students in grades 6-12 and their parents.

Admission is free but pre-registration is recommended. To register, or for more information, go to