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Great Lakes K-12 Maritime Education Symposium

Maritime education is starting to catch the eye of folks in Washington. The St. Lawrence Seaway Administrator Betty Sutton, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and MARAD Executive Director Szabat addressed the Third Annual K-12 Maritime Education Symposium, as well as a great group of panelists from academia, government and industry.

This year, we had all three existing Great Lakes maritime high schools participating, The Maritime Academy of Toledo, the Bayfront Maritime Center of Erie, and the Western New York Maritime School of Buffalo.

We are excited to have attendees from Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland who are interested in opening a maritime high schools in their communities.
The Maritime Academy of Toledo just became the first maritime high school in the nation with a full mission bridge simulator.

Mr. Joseph P. Starck Jr, President Great Lakes Shipyard with opening remarks.

Mr. Joseph P. Starck Jr, President Great Lakes Shipyard with opening remarks.

Keynote speaker, Joel Szabat, Executive Director of the Maritime Administration, MARAD. Dr. Arthur H. Sulzer EdD, Maritime for Primary and Secondary Education Coalition is seated at right.

Keynote speaker, Joel Szabat, Executive Director of the Maritime Administration, MARAD. Dr. Arthur H. Sulzer EdD, Maritime for Primary and Secondary Education Coalition is seated at right.

Maritime Education Symposium attendees.

Maritime Education Symposium attendees.

Ms. Linda O’Connor, Assistant Director Career Technical Education, Ohio Department of Education. — at The Maritime Academy of Toledo.

Ms. Linda O’Connor, Assistant Director Career Technical Education, Ohio Department of Education. — at The Maritime Academy of Toledo.

The new full mission bridge simulator.

The new full mission bridge simulator.

Rich Eisenberg, Bayfront Maritime Center Director, presenting on BMC's programs and accomplishments

Rich Eisenberg, Bayfront Maritime Center Director, presenting on BMC’s programs and accomplishments.

On the bridge.

On the bridge.

The new VSTEP Nautis Simulator.

The new VSTEP Nautis Simulator.

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