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A job fair was held Monday for people looking for a position in the marine trades industry.

The maritime career fair was held at GulfQuest.

GulfQuest job fair

Employers like Austal, Ingalls Shipyard, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were among those on hand looking to fill positions.

Students from academies at B.C. Rain High School were also there to learn about future careers opportunities.

Carlene Gagnon the Exhibit Educator at GulfQuest said, "Even though these might be companies that do do a lot of welding and other vocations, trades, they also need human resources representatives, they need graphic designers, they need accountants just as much as they need welders."

Amanda Prowell, B.C Rain Signature Academy Specialist, said, "Our students are greatly interested because they're seeing that there are opportunities available for them upon graduation, because not all students want to go to a two year or four year college. A lot of them want to enter the workforce and this gives them the opportunity to integrate with business and industry and gain those employment opportunities."

Also on hand were trade schools and military recruiters.

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