Support MIA in Educating the Next Generation of Mariners
Today's Students - The Next Generation of Mariners and Maritime Leaders
A major challenge faced by America’s maritime industry is how to attract the next generation of mariners and maritime leaders, who are critical to the future of not just the industry but the country itself. Today’s students often consider careers in wellknown fields like medicine, finance, law or science. Few are even aware of the opportunities that exist in the maritime arena, both afloat and ashore. These opportunities range from vessel operation to managing fleet itineraries to positions in export and import trades ashore – all well-paying, career-focused jobs.
The Offering of a Specialized Maritime Curriculum
The Maritime Industries Academy High School in Baltimore is one of the few high schools in the country with the vision to offer a specialized maritime curriculum. The curriculum fosters interest in and appreciation of the industry as a career option and prepares students for trade or vocational school, college, or the maritime and naval academies. Building a strong cadre of deep sea, blue water, brown water and shoreside personnel strengthens both the industry and the country.
The curriculum will not only support Maryland’s Maritime Industries Academy High School but will be made available at no cost to any school wishing to incorporate a maritime track into its current academic program.
Your support is welcomed
All sponsors will be recognized on the MIA Foundation website and in MIA Foundation publications concerning its maritime curriculum. In addition, sponsors will be provided an image to display on their websites highlighting their support for the Maritime Industries Academy.
INVEST IN MARITIME'S FUTURE BY INVESTING IN THEIRS
About Maritime Industries Academy
The Maritime Industries Academy school is home to more than 500 students in grades nine through twelve and more than 40 caring and nurturing staff members. It is a maritime-themed high school with a military component that encourages students to take a leadership position in all aspects of their lives.
List of Members:
The advisory board for the MIAB is chaired by U.S. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), former Chairman and now senior member of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee. It has the support of numerous maritime leaders, institutions and stakeholders including the members of the MIAB and MIAF listed below.
Hon. Elijah Cummings - Member of Congress, U.S. House of Representatives
Dorian Barnes - Maritime Industries Academy
Hon. Helen Bentley - Maryland Port Administration
Patricia Brabazon - Baltimore City Public Schools
Linda C. Bryan - Ports America Chesapeake
Janet Caslow - Baltimore National Heritage Area
Debra Colbert - Waterways Council, Inc.
Dr. Kevin Daniels - Morgan State University
Richard Fredricks - American Salvage Association
Eric Friend - Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies
John Groundwater - Passenger Vessel Association
Louis G. Hutt, Jr. - Bennett, Hutt & Co., LLC
Katrina Jones - Maryland Port Administration
John Knauss - National Cargo Bureau
Carleen Lyden-Kluss - NAMEPA
Clay Maitland - NAMEPA
Eric A. Nielsen - Association of Maryland Pilots
Glen Paine - MITAGS-PMI-CCMIT
Paul Shelton - McKennon Shelton & Henn, LLP
Lisa Symons - (Liaison only) NOAA
Michael Thomas - Learning to Work (LTW), Baltimore City Schools
Hubert Turner - Maritime Industries Academy
Asitha Wijesekera - Seaserv LLC
Jon Wing - Lockheed Martin
Joe Wyatt - Association of Maryland Pilots