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Byline: Eifion Owen

THE North Wales Boat Show takes place from July 29-31 at the Faenol Estate, Bangor. The fourth annual boat show - labelled the "biggest Marine event in North Wales" - has over 100 confirmed exhibitors this year and is sure to attract boating enthusiasts from across North Wales and beyond.

The college runs marine courses at its Pwllheli and Rhos-on-Sea campuses which are designed to meet the needs of maritime enthusiasts, both amateur and professional.

The courses range from boat building and marine engineering to RYA day skipper, sailing and water sports and yacht maintenance and commercial skippering.

With marinas situated at Caernarfon, Conwy, Deganwy, Porthmadog and Pwllheli along with sailing clubs at Felinheli, Holyhead, Llandudno, Pwllheli, Prestatyn and Rhyl, there are excellent marine-related employment opportunities in the local area.

The development of wind turbines at sea, and their servicing requirement, will also increase the need for engineers with marine skills.

Under the Dyfodol project, marine employers and their employees may be able to access courses at greatly reduced prices.

Plas Menai, the National Water Sport Centre for Wales, is also based locally on the Menai Straits offering employment opportunities to high calibre students and further specialist training in many aspects of water sports including sailing, windsurfing and kayaking.

At the North Wales Boat Show, Coleg Llandrillo Cymru and Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor college staff will be demonstrating some of the work produced by the marine engineering students, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have relating to marine courses at the college.

Both Coleg Llandrillo Cymru and Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor are located in an enviable position with good access to the marine, boat-building and water sports industries.

Coleg Llandrillo Cymru's innovative Marine & Built Environment Centre (MBEC) at Rhos-on-Sea campus, which opened its doors in September 2009, cost over pounds 8 million and includes a specialist marine and boat-building facility.

At the college's Hafan site in Pwllheli, there is a dedicated marine engineering centre. Following a successful bid for pounds 8.3 million, the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre will open its doors at the Pwllheli campus in Spring 2013. As one of the educational stakeholders in the bid, the college will be offering water sports and sailing courses in Pwllheli from September.

For more information on marine-based courses at Coleg Llandrillo Cymru and Coleg Meirion Dwyfor, contact advice and guidance on 01492 542 338/9.
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Title Annotation:Business
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jul 27, 2011
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