Career nights are being organized by Mr Mike Ellis, Toronto Brigantine Board Member and Parent Liaison. The events are for current winter program participants and their parents and mentors.
The first career night was in December 1, 2011. Our speakers included Captain Rick Sullivan and Mr Maurice Smith.
Captain Rick Sullivan, TBI alumnus from 1972 through 1976. He is now Captain with Royal Carribean. He came to speak to us between ports of call. He described his career as a Master on international cruise ships. He described the hundreds of different professional positions that are required to manage a cruise ship.
Stepping in for Sam McLean, was Mr Maurice Smith. Mr Smith was Pathfinder’s first Captain. He went on to be curator and founding member of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston. He is a writer and recognized expert in Maritime heritage. He has a passion for youth and their potential, you can hear it in the stories from the many trainees and Officers that worked under him during his time at Toronto Brigantine, including Captain Rick Sullivan.
The 2nd Toronto Brigantine Career Night, 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 3rd at the Brig’s Offices at 215 Spadina Avenue.
Our scheduled guests this time are Mr. Marc Isaacs, a Toronto-based Marine Lawyer and new friend of the programme and Mr. Doug Galvin, a long-time alumnus and former Ship’s Master and current member of the TBI Board of Directors.
Mr. Isaacs will be speaking to us on the path one would need to follow to pursue a career in law and then showing us some interesting marine-based cases he has worked on over the years.
Mr. Galvin will discuss his career on the Great Lakes and the Eastern Seaboard and how that experience has come in handy in his second career as a manager at a GTA shipping Company.
Both Mr. Isaacs and Mr. Galvin will be answering questions at the end of their presentations.
I am sure that the 2nd will be as helpful as the 1st Career night in helping the kids and their parents explore career opportunities and the paths to get there.
Thanks to Mike for organizing and the speakers for sharing your time and experiences.
If any TBI alumni are interested in coming to speak at other Career Nights that are planned for 2012, please contact Mike Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Toronto Brigantine office.
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