Sector Spotlights: Education

Sector Spotlights events feature industry leaders who will share the latest in innovation and collaboration, while providing partnership opportunities through in-person connections.

Lunch & Learn

March 6, 2024
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
The Landing School
286 River Road
Arundel, ME 04046

Join us for an informative presentation on the varied and unique careers in the global marine industry and beyond.

SPONSORED BY

Event Schedule

11:30 – Networking
12:00 – Presentation:  Pathways to Workforce from Maine’s Educational Institutions
12:45 – Q&A
1:00 – Networking
1:30 – Tour (optional)

Tour the Landing School @ 1:30

The Landing School effectively prepares men and women for careers in the marine industry as practical designers, builders, and systems technicians who work professionally on today’s vessels, adapt to the industry’s evolving technology, and appreciate the traditions of the past while imagining and building the boats of the future.

Lunch will be provided. This is a free, members-only event. Space is limited to 35 attendees with a set number of student tickets available by request.

We have reached full capacity for this event. To be placed on the waiting list, please contact Marty Hamre (hamre@mitc.com).

Meet Our Presenters

Jim Borsig, Interim President, The Landing School
Jim Borsig was named interim president of The Landing School in January 2024. He has 25 years of senior leadership experience, including serving as a college president and twice as an interim president. A native Mississippian, he and his family moved full-time to Maine in 2018 and live on Southport in the Boothbay peninsula.

Aaron Crawford, President/CEO, Sabre Yachts
An alumnus of The Landing School, Aaron Crawford is the President/CEO at Sabre Yachts, responsible for manufacturing operations as well as supervising engineering, customer service, and warranty. A 30-year veteran of the marine industry, he held previous positions with Sparkman & Stephens Yacht Design, Carroll Marine Ltd., and Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats. In addition to his extensive industry experience, Aaron has logged several thousand miles of offshore sailing, racing, and motor yacht experience. He lives on the coast of Maine with his wife and two daughters.

Jacob Greiner, Wooden Boat Building Instructor, The Landing School
Jacob (Jake) Greiner holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Skidmore College. Like many recent college graduates, he had no idea what to do next. Jake had grown up sailing, loved boats, and enjoyed working with his hands, so he enrolled at The Landing School and graduated from the Wooden Boat Building and Yacht Design programs. His career in the marine industry included several well-respected companies and boat shops where he worked on many award-winning restorations of powerboats and sailboats. With over a decade of wooden boat building and restoration experience, he was excited to return to The Landing School and share his knowledge and experience with the next generation of boatbuilders.

Networking

March 13, 2024
4:00 – 6:00 PM
The Homestead, Kitchen – Bar – Bakery
186 Broadway, Farmington, ME 04938

We’re pleased to sponsor  this On The Road With Mainebiz  networking event.

Join us to learn about the latest trends, initiatives, and developments happening in the Farmington business community.

There is no cost to attend. Space is limited. Please register in advance.

We hope to see you there!