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Transportation Funding for the Maritime Academy of Toledo Field Trips

The UT-UTC has joined in an MOU with The Maritime Academy of Toledo to support the transportation expenses of the vital field trips that bring to the students real life maritime experience and knowledge. These nautical educational activities include field trips to the Lake Erie Island on Put In Bay to work with city officials on the city docks, Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Lake Erie/Maumee Bay History, Maumee River,  Ottawa River, and Swan Creek environmental studies.

There is a national maritime employment shortage. The industry is desperately seeking new ways to attract and retain workers. The Maritime Academy of Toledo is one of a growing number of maritime themed secondary schools whose focus is to prepare their students to become part of maritime related jobs. They were among the schools highlighted in the cover story “School Days” in the July 2008 issue of Workboat magazine. (

About The Maritime Academy of Toledo

The Maritime Academy of Toledo (TMAT) is Northwest Ohio's newest and most innovative tuition-free public school serving students in grades 5-12.  The Maritime Academy students are called "cadets" - a nautical term. TMAT commits to 100% student passage of the Ohio Grad Test and to achieving a 100% diploma and graduation rate, by providing students a rigorous, high quality middle/junior/high school education (Grades 5-12) that incorporates Navy Sea Cadet (NSC) formation and by 2010, a US Coast Guard (USCG) Junior Reserved Officers Training Corps (JROTC). TMAT offers students a challenging Ohio standards-based education that promotes teamwork and moral leadership through maritime/nautical focused themes that are interwoven throughout and integrated across the curriculum.

TMAT curriculum focuses on one of the most valuable environments, habitats, and natural resources in the world-namely, water, and in particular, the navigable waterways of the Great Lakes, its islands, bays, and confluent rivers.

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Last Updated: 6/26/15