ARUNDEL, Maine — The Landing School has announced the development of a scholarship specifically for women who wish to further their education in the areas of marine systems, yacht design, composite boat building or wooden boat building.
This need-based scholarship is being awarded in $1,000 increments to five women annually. This is the first year the scholarship has been offered. The Landing School is looking forward to helping women further their education while supporting a growing demand for qualified employees in the marine industry.
“We are very proud to be able to offer a scholarship that will help support women who are in or wish to join the marine industry,” Robert DeColfmacker, president of The Landing School, said in a press release. “Because one of the founders of our school is a woman who has dedicated her life to this industry it is only too fitting that we help to build the future of this industry by supporting the next generation of professional women.”
Currently, there are seven women attending The Landing School. Historically, female graduates of The Landing School have obtained jobs ranging from crewing blue water yachts to designing the boats of the future.
“We couldn’t be happier that we can offer this award to not just one but five women each year. This will ensure future female students will be able to pursue the same types of careers as our past graduates,” said Barry Acker, Director of Student Placement, in the press release.
Headquartered in Arundel, The Landing School is a full-time post-secondary school that blends education in modern yacht design, boat building and marine systems technology under one roof. Founded in 1978, The School’s inaugural program focused on Wooden Boat Building. Today, the school has grown to incorporate diploma and Associate’s degree curriculums with concentrations in four programs: Wooden Boat Building (Small and Cruising Boats options), Composite Boat Building, Marine Systems and Yacht Design. The Landing School’s driving force is to bridge the gap between theory and practice, providing graduates with the skills and understanding necessary for current employment opportunities and future career growth. The Landing School is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. The Landing School is also approved as an institution of higher education by the Maine State Approving Agency for Veterans Education Programs. For more information about The School and their programs, please visit www.landingschool.edu.