'Who Works the Rivers' career fair set for St. Louis

The following is the text of a news release from RiverWorks Discovery:

(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) — A partnership between RiverWorks Discovery and the Inland Marine Expo will provide employers in the river sector, along with prospective employees, with a unique opportunity to network with each other next month.

RiverWorks Discovery will host a “Who Works the Rivers” career fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, at IMX 2017, in the Dome at America’s Center. “Who Works the Rivers” educates prospective employees on skilled labor jobs available to them in the maritime industry, from nonprofit to military.

The career fair is free for prospective employees, and offers them a unique opportunity to interact with potential employers and even take part in some of the tasks that would be a part of these jobs. This event is for adults only (graduating high school seniors or older). Industry experience is valued, but not required.

To register as a career fair attendee for the IMX 2017, visit www.inlandmarineexpo.com. Contact Errin Howard at (513) 403-9312 or errin@riverworksdiscovery.org with questions.

IMX is the annual trade show for the inland and intracoastal marine transportation industry. At the show, participants will find equipment and services that are critical in the transportation of goods along U.S. inland and intracoastal waterways.

RiverWorks Discovery (RWD) is a nationally recognized education outreach effort of the National Rivers Hall of Fame, located at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa. RWD teaches children and their families about the commerce, culture, conservation and careers of America’s rivers and their watersheds. RWD has more than 150 co-sponsors and 40 nonprofit partners nationwide who make it possible for RWD to provide free educational materials and presentations to the public.

Since its inception in 2004, RWD has educated over 1 million children and families through involvement with various festivals, conferences, seminars, school presentations, and hands-on workshops. RWD is a coordinated effort that brings together the river industry, community leaders, museums, nature centers, educators and the general public to recognize the important role our rivers have played throughout history and will continue to play in our nation’s future.

By Professional Mariner Staff