Central to the development and success of RI's blue tech sector is its ability to cultivate the dynamic workforce needed for continuous innovation and growth. Join us for a conversation with three community thought leaders who are carving out workforce pathways to the Blue Economy.
Wendy Mackie; Director of Workforce & Foundation Development
Marine Retailers Association of the Americas &
MRAA Educational Foundation
4-5 p.m.: Presentation & Q&A
5-5:30 pm.: Networking
“The Blue & You: Understanding Our Blue Economy” summer speaker series will run for a second year in a row. These educational sessions, led by panels of experts, are offered to the general public. Considering Rhode Island has 400 miles of coastline, the blue economy has always been a vital component of the state and Greater Newport’s economy. In recent years, there has been a renewed focus on redefining the term and reenergizing efforts around making Rhode Island a regional hub for blue economy and blue tech. These sessions provide information that will help residents understand what the blue economy is and how it impacts them.