Fall 2022  •  Lumen Field Event Center  •  Seattle, WA

Agenda Session

Building a Career Within the Fishing Industry: Workforce & Professional Development Tips to Craft a Career in Commercial Fishing

Nov 18 2021

1:00 PM - 1:40 PM EDT

Main Stage

Join representatives from three maritime workforce and professional development organizations as they discuss programs they have been putting into place to help find, train and retain enthusiastic workers within the maritime industry. We will discuss initiatives that will help the younger generations set themselves up for success building a career on the water.

This session will be moderated by Bookda Gheisar who is Port of Seattle's Senior Director, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and oversees the Workforce Development Programs.


Working Waterfront Coalition of Whatcom County

- Program Manager

Global Seas

- VP and CFO

Port of Seattle

- Senior Director, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Skagit Valley College

- Director, NW Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology for Washington State

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