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For Immediate Release 04-23



For Immediate Release 04-23

Contact: Caroline Chetelat, (410) 956-1050, x22

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www.westlawn.edu Makes Job Hunting Smooth Sailing for Students
Newly launched website provides pool of highly trained marine students to industry
August 12, 2004, Edgewater, MD: The Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is pleased to announce a key development in the newly launched web site www.westlawn.org. A virtual matchmaker in the form of a job posting makes recruitment easier than ever for the marine industry. This free service is provided for Westlawn students and for the marine industry and serves to match highly trained students with dynamic employers. Firms with positions in design, management, production, purchasing, or any other aspect of the marine industry are invited to post these open positions on www.westlawn.edu, and should email [email protected] with their job listing.
“This service is unlike any other in the marine industry. Westlawn students are among the most dedicated and self disciplined anywhere,” states Dave Gerr, Director of Westlawn, “In fact, since our students span the globe, the internet is the next natural frontier for our industry, and we wanted to get there in time to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of our school,” continued Gerr. “If you have a job opening, Westlawn would like to help you fill it!”
Westlawn graduates have built careers with major boatbuilding companies, marine design firms, even teaching institutions. Many have launched their own design practices. Westlawn graduates are some of the most famous names in the industry, from Jack Hargrave to Bruce King, Rod Johnstone, Gary Mull, Tom Fexas, and many others. All have secured the opportunity to shape the future of boating. Westlawn has developed a variety of course offerings to meet the emerging needs of the marine industry. The various course offerings are:
Professional Diploma In Yacht & Small-Craft Design
            Module 1: Principles of Yacht Design
            Module 2: Aesthetics/Utilization of Design
            Module 3: Construction Methods
            Module 4: Systems and Equipment
Yacht Design Lite
A comprehensive review of yacht design principles for industry executives, marine surveyors, and other industry professionals.
Interior Design Methods For Yacht Design And The Boatbuilding Industry
An extensive continuing-education course on interior design for the boating industry.

Founded in 1930, the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is the only nationally accredited and state certified distance-learning school of small-craft design in the United States. As the not-for-profit educational affiliate of the American Boat and Yacht Council, Westlawn’s primary function is to assure a continual source of highly skilled designers to the marine industry. To learn more about Westlawn, please call (410) 956-7100 or visit the Westlawn web site at www.westlawn.edu.