Sail Training is considered one of the most efficient forms of leadership training all across the globe. What is less well understood is that sail training is considered excellent career training for individuals. Sail trainees are exposed to skills and career options they may never have known about. The marine industries pay high wages with excellent benefits and need a constant supply of new workers to keep the world's most efficient transportation system working.  And employers love hiring sail trainees. Also the U.S. Coast Guard considers sail training a key to their officer development programs which is why they operate the tall ship USCG Barque Eagle.

Career options are many and varied but include the recreational boating industries, the commercial maritime transportation industries, the passenger transportation business, shipbuilding and construction industries and the thousands of allied supply industries that keep things moving. All this is not to mention the need for professional sailing educators and vessel operations people. We love the sailing ships but it is our people that make our sailing lives truly special.

Employers and marine trade schools should feel free to contact Sailing Ships Maine to list job and training opportunities and advertise their programs. Our sail training graduates should contact us with their interests regarding their careers.

Below is an example of one such career and educational opportunity, the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. Our graduates have applied and been accepted at the academy including our most recent accepted student Jonathan Bergh of Peaks Island and Cape Elizabeth. Congratulations Jonathan!

As an example of the career opportunities that are open to our sail training graduates and other Maine Maritime Academy students, below is a list of the companies from around the world who are sending recruiters to Castine for their April 5, 2018 career fair.

> Spring 2018 Career Fair
> Able Engineering Services
> Air Solutions & Balancing, LLC
> American Maritime Officers (AMO)
> American Plant Maintenance (APM)
> American Professional Mariners Association
> Amex, Inc.
> APA HVAC Technologies
> Aria Energy
> AvalonBay Communities
> BAE Systems, Inc.
> Bard, Rao & Athanas Consulting Engineers
> BCM Controls Corporation
> Bond Brothers
> Boston Harbor Cruises
> Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
> C&W Services
> Carrier Corporation
> CB Richard Ellis, Inc. (CBRE)
> Chem-Aqua
> Clean Harbors
> Consigli Construction Company, Inc.
> Control Technologies Inc.
> Covanta Corporation
> Cox Engineering Company
> CR Environmental, Inc
> CSL Group
> DPS Group Global
> Emprise Corporation
> Entergy
> Environmental Health and Engineering
> Eversource
> Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
> Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
> Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
> Fitzemeyer & Tocci Associates, Inc.
> G & H Towing Company
> General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
> General Dynamics Electric Boat
> Gilbane Company
> Globalcycle, Inc.
> Hilton, Inc
> HMS Global Maritime
> Honeywell Building Solutions
> Hornbeck Offshore Services
> international Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
> Interstate Navigation Company
> JC Cannistraro
> JF Brennan Company
> Jones Lang Lasalle
> Kiewit
> Kirby Inland Marine Transportation
> L.C. Anderson Inc.
> Lotusworks
> Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association (MEBA) (AFL-CIO)
> Marriott
> Massachusetts Air National Guard
> Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
> Massachusetts Marine Trades Association
> Massachusetts Maritime (MMA) Alumni Association
> Massachusetts State Police
> Massport
> McAllister Towing & Transportation
> Military Sealift Command (MSC)
> MMA Advancement Office
> MMA Office of Graduate Studies
> MOPS Marine License Insurance
> Moran Environmental Recovery
> National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
> National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
> National Response Corporation
> New England Controls (NEC)
> New Hampshire Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
> New Hampshire State Police
> NextEra Energy, Inc.
> NOAA Corps Commissioned Personnel Center
> Norden Tankers and Bulkers
> Notch Mechanical Constructors
> PSEG Nuclear LLC
> Rand Logistics, Inc.
> Resource Options, Inc. (ROI)
> Robert Reiser & Co.
> Safesea Group
> ScribeAmerica
> Shawmut Design & Construction
> Siemens Corporation
> Sodexo
> Steamship Authority
> Strategic Environmental Services
> Sunbelt Rentals - Pump & Power
> The Association for Facilities Engineering
> The Dennis Group
> TOTE Services
> Town of Hanover
> Trane Company
> Trident Seafoods Corporation
> Trident Seafoods Corporation
> Triumvirate Environmental
> Tufts University
> UG2
> UMass Medical School
> UMass School of Law
> United States Coast Guard (USCG)
> United States Navy
> US Ecology Company
> Veolia Energy North America
> Vermont State Police
> Veson Nautical Corporation
> Virtual Corporation
> Wheelabrator
> Woodard & Curran
> Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
> Wrist Ship Supply