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Today's boat builders combine centuries-old traditional skills with some of the most cutting-edge technologies of the future. It's an industry that's full of opportunity and you can be a part of it. As a boat builder you can use your skills in fields like math, drafting, electronics, woodworking and chemistry to build a lucrative and rewarding career.

You can also be involved in the exciting field of composite technology. Approximately 90% of Maine boat builders utilize composite technologies in their work today. Not only that, the skills you learn in composite technology are in high demand around the world. Today, composites are being used in the aerospace industry, in designing race cars, for body armor in the military, in surfboards and skateboards and in the building of houses that can withstand hurricane force winds.

To learn more about how you can learn the skills to be part of today's boat building industry, contact one of the organizations below. There's a world of opportunity waiting for you.
Job Sites
You can use the following resources to research information about careers, including descriptions, salaries, future outlook, and employers. There are also resources to help you get a job including, writing resumes, job search techniques, and interviewing skills.

It is also important to learn about yourself when you are deciding what you would like to do for work. There are self-assessments that help you see what your interests, skills, and abilities are and how they might fit into particular jobs.

Finally, the Maine Career Centers have advisors that can help you use these resources and walk you through the job search process. On the website you can find all of the locations of Maine Career Centers.
Job Sites
MITEC (Marine Industry & Education Council)
This is a great marine industry website that provides job descriptions, training options, and skills required.
Maine Employment Guide
This is a site dedicated to labor market information and job searching in Maine. This is a site created by the Center for Workforce Research and Information, an office within the Maine Department of Labor.
Maine Career Centers
The Maine Career Centers provide career advisors to help you with your job search. The Centers have monthly workshops including, resume, interviewing and job searching. You can register with the on-line job searching system, where employers post jobs.
Career Info Net
This is a career one stop site where to you can learn about jobs and careers in any field. There are free self-assessments, salary information, training information, and much more. You can find local labor market information including industry outlooks and salaries. Free self assessments are found at:
ONET is a website where you can find detailed information about hundreds of jobs including, description, skills needed, training required and much more. You can also find salary information at the national and local level to do easy comparisons of different regions.
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