The International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) will host a Marine & Composites Industry Career Day on March 18 at the IYRS campus on lower Thames Street in Newport.

The Marine & Composites Industry Career Day is a one-day free event that draws employers who come to this annual event with one goal in mind: to connect with individuals with the skills and aptitude for careers in the marine and composites industries. This is a valuable opportunity to meet employers from throughout the region and learn about training programs and the in-demand skills needed to build successful careers. Career Day runs from

Career Day runs from 10 am to 1 pm, but two breakout sessions will be held prior to the event, at 9:00 AM on “What Brewer Yacht Yards Look for in a Candidate” and at 9:30 AM on “Navigating Your Job Search.” Career Day is hosted by IYRS, the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA), and Polaris MEP. .

Visit the event website at for more information, tips on how to prepare, a list of companies attending, and a registration link.

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