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The Ohio Marine Trades Association (OMTA) developed in partnership with
Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) with an initiative to increase the awareness of
marine trade careers in Ohio and offer valuable resources for technical education and training
throughout the state. The marine industry is particularly broad in terms of job opportunities, and there is
a proven need for skilled and qualified tradespeople. OMTA and GLCAP are here to inform and inspire
individuals to explore the Ohio marine trades.

The Ohio marine industry is experiencing exponential growth as recreational boating and water lifestyle
activities are becoming more prominent. In fact, the boating industry in Ohio directly employs 20,300
people and has an indirect impact on an additional 25,400 jobs in other businesses. From high school
and college students seeking summer employment as dockhands in marinas, to experienced and
fully-certified professionals working as mechanics, assembly experts, sales personnel in dealerships,
and more, the industry offers a wide range of careers. Discover the latest job opportunities directly from
OMTA members at