Education—

Local Outreach

The Propeller Club-Port of Tampa actively works to foster the growth of the next generation of maritime employees and leaders in Tampa Bay.

Our philosophy

What is the Education Committee?

Our education committee has the exciting opportunity to actively champion the growth of the next generation of maritime employees and leaders. Since 2011, our Education Committee has collaborated with the Hillsborough County Public School system through its popular maritime education program at Jefferson High School.

In the program, students are able to participate in activities that prepare them for jobs in the maritime industry, and further education at technical schools, community colleges, or beyond.

Mentoring—

Cultivating the Next Generation of Maritime Leaders

As older generations retire, maritime job openings are skyrocketing. The partnership between the Tampa Propeller Club and the Hillsborough County School District helps cultivate the next generation of maritime workers. The maritime program utilizes hands-on activities, laboratory research, tours of local maritime businesses, and interactions with local port businesses. This prepares students for college and advanced degrees leading to lucrative and stable maritime-related careers in Tampa Bay and beyond.

“Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.”

- Augustus Hare
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Maritime Education—

Club Member Support

We partner with the Hillsborough County School System to nurture maritime education across Tampa Bay.
Get Involved
Membership

When you renew your annual membership you donate directly to the education program.

Meetings

Attend Education Committee meetings and provide input regarding curriculum, industry certifications, and more!

Speak

Visit classes as an industry guest speaker.

Host

Host workshops or tours of your business.

Serve

Serve as a judge for competitive events or mastery projects.

Mentor

Conduct mock interviews for maritime jobs and offer feedback to participants.

Sponsor

Provide monetary sponsorships for field trips or scholarships.

Advocate

Assist in marketing and public relations efforts for our education programs.

Impact

Join other Propeller Club members in making a positive impact on Tampa Bay.

Education Outreach—

Support Our Maritime Education Outreach Program

Education

Our members designed an unapparelled curriculum for the State-approved course “Maritime Technology (8404100)”.

The curriculum reflects the diversity of the Propeller Club’s businesses and cultivates understanding from a variety of perspectives.

Members are also working on a college program to provide another option to high school students as well as incumbent workers to expand their knowledge.

Club members also participate in the Annual Maritime Career Expo, held at Jefferson High School. This expo provides members opportunities to meet students and provide insight into their work within the maritime industry.

9-12
Jefferson HS
80
Students
$157,000
2022 Scholarships
Contact Kelly Hendry at khendry@hendrymarine.com
Take Action—

Help shape the minds of future maritime leaders.

Join the Tampa Propeller Club today!

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Learn more about our Education Outreach program or our Club today!

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Address—
Propeller Club-Port of Tampa
P.O. Box 76985
Tampa, FL 33675
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Meet the Education Committee

Jere White

TBMSF President—

Kelly Hendry

TBMSF Treasurer—

Steve Finnesy

TBMSF Secretary—

Greg Lovelace

TBMSF Director—

Chris Chambers

TBMSF Director—

Lura Willhite

TBMSF Administrator—