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Worker Wednesday – Marine Chemist Trailblazer Amy Liu

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) is celebrating Amy Liu for this week’s Worker Wednesday feature!

Free Maritime Industry Virtual Career Fair

10 a.m. – Noon, Thursday, November 19 Presented by the Seattle Propeller Club, Port of Seattle, and King County Maritime Ever thought having a career in the maritime and fishing industry? Did you know that the average annual salary in the maritime industry is more than $20,000 above the average… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Economic Development invests $288,000 in Seattle Youth Career Opportunities

Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) is awarding 10 organizations the 2020 Career Connected Learning grant. Career Connected Learning grants focus on ensuring local youth ages 14-24 have the skills, knowledge, and networks to connect to the region’s economy. Our Career Connected Learning programs are operating within the context of two economic forces that are exacerbating existing racial and economic disparities and further exposing the vulnerabilities of many of Seattle’s workers and businesses: COVID-19 and the rise of automation.

National Maritime Day Spotlight: For A Young Woman, A Life on the Water Leads to A Career in Maritime Engineering

Allison Demmert grew up in Edmonds. But in her teens and twenties, she spent her summers in Alaska, salmon fishing on her father’s boat—a long-held tradition for Allison’s native Southeast Alaska family. She performed nearly every job on the boat, including working on deck, operating machinery, navigating, driving the power… [ Keep reading ]

Career exploration day connects youth to opportunity in the maritime industry

This summer, the Youth Maritime Collaborative’s first-ever South Lake Union Day event provided a chance for youth who are participating in internships or training programs to learn about maritime career opportunities, get hands-on experience with real maritime skills, and explore the history behind transportation and industry in the Puget Sound… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Maritime Academy connects youth with high-paying careers

Sarah Scherer, Director of the Seattle Maritime Academy, gestured out of the classroom window at the Ballard Bridge over the Lake Washington Ship Canal. “How many people drive across this bridge every single day and don’t know that 80 percent of the Alaska fishing fleet is docked right there at… [ Keep reading ]