Training Center Cape May Hosts Career Fair for South Jersey Students

Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Cosgrove, an Aviation Electronics Technician stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., watches as chlidren from Crest Memorial School in Wildwood Crest, N.J., sit in a rescue basket during a career fair, Friday, April 15, 2016. Members of the Coast Guard Training Center Cape May's Partnership in Education team coordinated the career day and organized several displays, like the HH-65 helicopter, to educate students on the different types of careers in the Coast Guard. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Brian Krautler)

Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Cosgrove watches as children from Crest Memorial School in Wildwood Crest, N.J., sit in a rescue basket during a career fair, Friday, April 15, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Brian Krautler)

CAPE MAY, N.J. – Member’s of the Coast Guard Training Center Cape May hosted a career day, Friday, for students at Crest Memorial School in Wildwood Crest, N.J.

The training center’s Partnership in Education team hosted the event for students that included sharing information and offering displays from the training center’s seamanship instructors as well as Coast Guard Station Cape May. Additionally, the students were able to get “hands on” with the display of an HH65 rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J.

“Training Center Cape May was thrilled to coordinate with our partners at Station Cape May and Air Station Atlantic City to provide a broad picture of Coast Guard opportunities for the students involved in the Career Fair at Crest Memorial School,” said Cmdr. Brian Krautler, the mission support officer at the training center. “Students had a great time learning about Coast Guard ships, boats, and aircraft,” Krautler said.

Coast Guard members discussed boating safety with the students, discussing life jacket requirements and demonstrating lifesaving equipment, as well as relaying stories from their Coast Guard service and providing tours of a CG HH65 helicopter.

One student said it was “the best career day ever.”

The training center’s Partnership in Education team consists of 45 volunteers, comprised of active duty members, who volunteered approximately 400 hours last year to various educational events with Cape May Elementary, Crest Memorial Elementary and Teitelman Middle School.

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