March 25, 2021
I moved to Maine in my late 30s with a career change in mind. Specifically one that landed me near the water. I stumbled upon The Landing School while reading a local magazine. Having grown up around boats, the prospect of a marine education didn't sound too far-fetched. Maybe even "fun"? Two weeks later I enrolled at The Landing School, which eventually led to a full-time job as the Director of Recruitment.
A hands-on “boat” school is an anomaly in a college landscape dominated by traditional 4-year institutions. Throw in the threat of COVID derailing that experience and you can imagine the challenges. Because of this, and like many other schools, The Landing School changed gears, opting to create a better platform for finding employment as a means of both supporting the students who are already here and attracting the next group.
This year, in an effort to raise awareness among employers throughout the marine industry, we created video resumes and uploaded them to a dedicated page on our website. Nearly all of our students are enrolled in the school to find a career, and this project is designed to facilitate that. Those careers aren’t limited to building boats, but entail sales, management and design roles as well.
Simply put, we’re reinvigorating our pledge to educate students and support their transition into the Marine Industry, and thus far it’s been a resounding success.
- Brian McCauley - Director of Recruitment at The Landing School
For more information about the video resumes, visit https://www.landingschool.edu/student-resumes