CONNECTICUT MARITIME ASSOCIATION
CMA Education

The CMA Education Program is intended to provide a vital link between shore side maritime companies, maritime students, and maritime interns. To do this, we have leveraged our central position in the Connecticut maritime industry to develop a program consisting of three main segments: scholarships, internships, and events.

Scholarships

The purpose of the scholarship program is to provide financial support to students who have excelled in maritime studies while allowing CMA members to connect with promising young people about to embark on maritime careers.

Programs vary by school, with awards ranging from $500 - $1,250. Awards are presented to students nominated by the faculty at their school based on a variety of criteria, most particularly an interest in and aptitude for pursuits within or beneficial to the maritime industry. Approximately $20,000 was awarded 2008 as our program continues to expand.

Internships

Education entails scholarly performance in the classroom and, perhaps more importantly, the hands-on learning that takes place outside a classroom. Internships present an excellent opportunity for this kind of learning while also allowing companies and future job applicants alike a commitment-free trial period - which the CMA is happy to subsidize. We believe that the ultimate beneficiary of these activities is the maritime community as a whole.

The CMA provides bonuses of $250 per two week period, up to $1,000 for 8+ weeks of work. To qualify, they must be working for a domestic maritime company. The company should have at least one CMA member and the intern should become a CMA member as well. The company supervisor should qualify the employment as an internship. As the internship grant is intended to promote internships, it should be an initial consideration; i.e. the CMA should be contacted before the internship begins. Late applications may be considered at the discretion of the CMA Board of Governors. Once an application is submitted and an internship is completed, 2-4 weeks must be allowed for processing. Social security numbers are typically required for grant processing; if an intern does not have a social security number the maximum award is limited to $600.

Events

The CMA seeks to open its events to the next generation of maritime industry participants and as such provides discounted or even free admission to events for students where possible.
In 2006, at the behest of maritime companies, the CMA also staged its first annual job fair in conjunction with Shipping 2006. This formalized the networking process, allowing interested companies for a nominal fee to set up booths to attract new employees. Students and industry professionals alike were free to mill around the booths, gather information, make contacts, and uncover opportunities. This is intended to provide the companies that constitute our membership with more and better access to potential employees while providing students and industry professionals alike with better access to job opportunities.


The fifth annual Career Fair will be held the evening of Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at the Hilton Hotel in Stamford, CT in conjunction with Shipping 2010. More details will are available by following the link. Companies and job-seekers interested in participating should kindly contact us. Click here for full details Click here for full details
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We encourage those of you who are in a position to do so to consider taking on an intern. The commitment is small and the benefits are great, to both the host company and the intern.


Education Information
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U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 2009 Award Convocation

The Connecticut Maritime Association Award

Presented by Mr. Jack D. Noonan, President, Chembulk Tankers

To M/N Michael Budesa of Pine Beach, NJ and M/N Alexander D. Daye of Amityville, NY

Presented to the two Marine Transportation Midshipmen who have demonstrated excellence by attaining the highest GPA in business core courses and Marine Transportation major courses.

The sixth annual CMA Career Fair will be held the evening of Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at the Hilton Hotel in Stamford, CT in conjunction with Shipping 2011. More details will are available by following the link. Companies and job-seekers interested in participating should kindly contact us. Click here for full details.

As many of you know, one of the very important purposes of the CMA is education. As education entails not only the type of scholarship that one might undertake in school, but also, and perhaps more importantly, the hands-on learning that takes place outside a classroom, the internship program is an integral part of our organization.

With this in mind, we encourage those of you who are in a position to do so to consider taking on an intern. The commitment is small, and the benefits have the potential to be great, to both the host company and the intern.

Where to Find More Information

Specific event inquiries by students may be directed to CMA Event Coordinator Lorraine Parsons at conferences@intmarketingstrategies.com or +1 203 406 0109, ext. 3717.

All other inquiries, including requests for more information about the scholarship program or how to apply for an internship grant, should be made to CMA Education Chair Margaret Faucher at margaretfaucher@gmail.com or +1 (360) 870-7105. We are happy to accept company requests for interns or student resumes and coordinate where possible, but must stress that the primary purpose of the internship program is as a financial incentive and that no formal placement procedure exists.

Margaret Faucher
CMA Education Chair
+1 (360) 870-7105
margaretfaucher@gmail.com


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Participating Schools
Bridgeport Aquaculture School
California Maritime Academy
Kingsborough Community College
Maine Maritime Academy
Maine Maritime Graduate Program
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
SUNY Maritime College
SUNY Maritime Graduate School
Texas A&M
The Sound School
US Merchant Marine Academy
CMA Intern Hosts
Charles R. Weber Company
Chembulk
Clipper Wonsild Tankers
Commonwealth of Massachusetts (DCR)
CONECT
ConocoPhillips
CSL International
Fairfield Chemical Carriers
General Maritime Corp.
GFI Group
Global Capital Finance
International Marketing Strategies
LB Chartering
Liberian Registry
Logiship Services
Marine Money
McQuilling Partners
Mediterranean Shipping Company
MJLF
Moran Shipping Corp
Odin Marine
OMI Corporation
Overseas Shipholding Group
PetroMar International
Poten & Partners
Seaworthy Systems
Simpson, Spence & Young
Skoufalos LLC
SSY Capital
Suez LNG NA
SUNY Maritime Global Business & Transportation Dept
TECO Ocean Shipping
VOC Bulk Shipping
Wallenius Wilhelmsen