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It's never too early to start acquiring skills that will help you in the marine and composite industries. You could even get a summer job or enroll as a pre-apprentice with a marine or composite company while you're still in school. Be sure to check out the schools and training information.
Some FUN things to do
  • Visit a boat show
  • Go for a day sail or fishing trip on a charter boat
  • Check out a boat launching
  • Try to identify all the items in your home made of composites
  • When watching TV, try to identify all the items you see made of composites
  • Take sailing lessons
  • Talk to your teachers about creating a marine/boat related project
  • Visit one of the maritime museums in Maine
  • Go to a sporting goods store and try to identify all the products made of composites and/or carbon fiber -compare their weight to products made of wood or metal
Man Cleaning Boat

Interests Career
Marine engines
Marine joinery
Marine retail stores or boat sales
Graphics & lettering of boat names
Interior decorating for boats
Yacht design
Making sails, canvas items for boats, or boat cushions
Designing sails
Naval architecture
Composites engineer
Yacht design
Working as a chef on boats
Marine coatings
Marine electronics service and installation
Yacht design
Marine publications and journalism
Yard crew/equipment operator
Vessel transporter
Composites engineer
Machinist, propeller specialist, or marine welder
Boat builder
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