Career Day

DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT COVID-19, IYRS CAREER DAY ON SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELED. YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY ARE OUR PRIORITY AND WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

FLASH TALKS SPONSORED BY  
SAFE HARBOR MARINAS

Flash Talk presenters:

Safe Harbor Marinas
Carter Richardson, Owner - East Passage Boatwrights
Empire Group

MORNING SEMINAR - 9 AM
Navigating Your Career: A job seeker's guide to finding and landing a great career
Presenter: Neal Harrell - Owner, Brooks Marine Group

Neal Harrell brings 20 years of management recruiting experience, having placed talent in manufacturing sectors such as textiles, furniture, automotive, and marine. In 2002, Neal founded Brooks Marine Group, a search firm specializing in recruiting for recreational boatbuilders, boatyards, marinas, and boat dealerships. 

Neal has served on the Board of Directors of the American Boatbuilders & Repairers Association (ABBRA), the US Superyacht Association, and the Sailing School Vessel (SSV) Oliver Hazard Perry, RI’s education-at-sea tall ship. He has presented seminars on identifying, hiring, and keeping great employees at dozens of marine industry trade shows, and has coached hundreds of job seekers. 

In 2016, Neal was awarded the RI Marine Trades Association’s John H. Chafee Boater of the Year, recognizing his contributions to the success of the recreational boating industry in the state. He joined a long line of boating luminaries, including the late Ted Hood, Sr., Halsey Herreshoff, and Ken Read.

2020 EXHIBITORS TO DATE

  • Arey's Pond Boat Yard
  • Barton & Gray Mariners Club
  • Boat Works of South Windsor, Inc.
  • Brewer Street Boatworks
  • Bristol Marine
  • Brooks Marine Group
  • CaptureRI
  • Chris Electronics Corp.
  • Clark Boat Yard & Marine Works
  • Conanicut Marina - Jamestown Newport Ferry
  • Cool Boats, LLC
  • Darling's Boatworks
  • Doug Russell Marine
  • East Passage Boatwrights
  • Empire Group
  • Fast Forward Composites
  • Freedom Boat Clubs of RI
  • Fulcrum Speedworks
  • Grain Architectural Millwork
  • Headsync LLC
  • IYRS School of Technology & Trades
  • Jarrett Bay Boatworks
  • Lyman Morse Boatbuilding Inc.
  • McMillen Yachts, Inc.
  • NautiNav
  • Nordson EFD
  • Oldport Marine Services, Inc.
  • Outerlimits Powerboats
  • Ranger Tugs
  • RC Marine Electric
  • Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA)
  • R&W Rope - Rigging Solutions
  • Safe Harbor Marinas
  • Sea and Land Services
  • Site Specific
  • Stingray Point Boat Works
  • Teakdecking Systems
  • Windward Power Systems
  • Wooden Boatworks
  • Zimmerman Marine, Inc.

Newport is a beautiful place to visit all year round. Make the most of your time at IYRS!

Discounted hotel options for Career Day are available HERE and HERE.

Explore Newport's attractions and restaurants HERE.