Maritime Academy staff extend their thanks

by Vicki Heisser and Jessica Young  |   

PWSC would like to thank all of the guest speakers who took the time to talk with the maritime technology students about jobs and career opportunities in the maritime industry.

Many students, including Julian Rice and Gabe Hansen, expressed how the experience impacted them. Rice shared, "There are amazing opportunities here and everyone gave us an idea of what the job field looks like. So far, the maritime industry has me hooked.” Hansen conveyed, “What the speakers shared with us really opened my eyes to the opportunities in the maritime industry.”

In addition to having inspiring guest speakers, the students gained invaluable experience through field trips to several facilities where they engaged in on-site learning. This was all thanks to the United States Coast Guard, CDR Patrick Drayer, LCDR Rachel Foote, LT Caleb Metroka, and MEC Chad Childers, and Facility Security Officer Mr. Paul Mond. We would also like to thank the Valdez Marine Terminal, Mr. Jeremy Talbot, the City of Valdez Port Director Mr. Joey Hart, and Edison Chouest Offshore for sharing their time and experiences.

We hope we will be able to work together again next year and continue to provide the same wonderful opportunities for our students.