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    Maritime Careers Open Day set to open the flood gates to new careers and job opportunities.

    This exciting industry careers day will take place on Saturday 13 May between 9:00am and 1:00pm. The event will be held at TAFE Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef International Marine College, located at 55-61 Tingira Street, Portsmith.


    The primary focus of the event is to highlight the local career opportunities in the marine/reef tourism and manufacturing industries, as well as the global career opportunities in the defence, supply chain and sustainment, commercial shipping, and superyacht sectors.


    Due to a rapidly growing and specialised industry, there is massive employment opportunities in the maritime sector. Therefore, the event aims to attract and educate young individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the maritime industry as well as showcasing opportunities for individuals looking at the possibilities of a career change.


    The event will provide tours of a range of facilities in the Portsmith Marine Precinct throughout the morning, whilst the main Muster Point will be the Great Barrier Reef International Marine College.


    There will also be a Jobs board promoting existing opportunities for those currently in the market looking for work.


    Bus services will be available from Innisfail, Mossman, Mareeba and Yarrabah to ensure that individuals from all over the region can attend.


    “We are thrilled to be able to work with all key stakeholders to host the Cairns Maritime Careers Open Day. This event will highlight the exciting career opportunities available in the maritime industry,” said Patricia O’Neill, CEO of Cairns Chamber of Commerce, and host of the Cairns Regional Jobs Committee.


    “We hope to provide opportunities on the day for those individuals who are “job ready” as well as educate and inspire the next generation of skilled maritime workers to support this fast-growing key industry sector.”


    Cairns Maritime Careers Open Day is proudly supported and funded by Industry and the Cairns Regional Jobs Committee, an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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