Florida Boat Show to Include Maritime Job Fair

For the first time in its 55-year history, this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) will also include a job fair, as the event’s organizers attempt to highlight the importance of the maritime industry, as well as the industry’s role as a key local job creator.

The job fair will be held on the show’s opening day (October 30th) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will include over 20 maritime industry companies, private and public. The event takes place at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

The companies to take part in the job fair will represent almost 200 available industry jobs, says the boat show’s owner and job fair host, Marine Industries Association of South Florida.  The goal of the fair is to highlight the available marine jobs in South Florida to those just starting out in the industry or looking to make a career move.

Says Board Member, Colleen Deverteuil, “It’s important to strengthen and support the marine industry workforce. Jobs are important, and in Broward County the marine industry is one of the leading industries with available jobs.” Deverteuil sits on the fair’s organizing committee.

Those who attend the job fair will also have the opportunity to take advantage of resume-building, job search, and general industry career tips. The program will include a boating etiquette seminar that incorporates insights for those new to the maritime industry.

Some participating companies include High Seas Yacht Service, Derecktor, Rolly Marine, Tradesmen International, Parker Yachts, CareerSource Broward, and Maritime Professional Training.

As an added incentive, the first 100 participants to pre-register by October 24th will receive free admission to the boat show. You can pre-register here.

About the Boat Show

Considered the “Yachting Capital of the World”, Fort Lauderdale will once again host its International Boat Show, scheduled for October 30th-November 3rd this year. The show exhibits will range from yacht builders and designers to brokerage yachts and exotic cars. There will be a huge variety of vessels on display, including some extraordinary super yachts. The event covers seven locations and over three million square feet of space, with a network of water taxis, bus shuttles, and riverboats to ensure that attendees and participants can easily navigate the show and all of the exhibits/events.