Maritime Education Symposium
April 26, 2013, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Venue: The Maritime Academy of Toledo
Address: 803 Water St.

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Description: The Maritime Academy of Toledo, has announced that the first-ever “K-12 Maritime Education Great Lakes and Inland Waterways Symposium” will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at The Maritime Academy at 803 Water St. in Toledo. The Keynote speaker will be Mark Barker, President, Interlake Steamship Company, who will address “Why Maritime Education Matters to Our Community, Industry and Country.” Three panel discussions will focus on K-12 maritime education programs in practice, industry support for these programs, maritime training, research and post-graduate studies. The symposium will highlight successful K-12 maritime-focused schools and initiatives including program and curriculum designs, funding, the state approval process, and state teacher licensing considerations. Maritime industry leaders from companies, port authorities, shipyards, and unions will discuss how their organizations support K-12 maritime education. Another panel of experts will focus on adult maritime training programs, current K-12 maritime education research and doctoral studies, and maritime college and university programs and courses of study. The day will end with table talk discussions related to “K-12 Maritime Education: Where Are We Now, Where Do We Want to go in the Future?” The symposium is free and is open to all educational professionals as well as those in the maritime industry. For more information visit Those wishing to attend can call Ms. Kathy Simpson at The Maritime Academy of Toledo at 419-244-9999.

Venue Information:
The Maritime Academy of Toledo
803 Water St.
Toledo, OH 43604

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