On March 5, 2018, the Maritime Training Center hosted the CGIA Student/Industry Hiring Conference. Recent graduates from CGIA endorsed programs were invited to meet with hiring representatives from Alabama Power Company, AM/NS Calvert, Austal USA, Brown & Root Industrial Services LLC, Chevron Pascagoula Refinery, Evonik Corporation, Huntington Ingalls Industries, I.B.E.W. Local Union 903, Millwright Local 1192, Turner Industries Group, UA Gulf Coast District Council No. 1, and Zachry Group. Over 150 guests were in attendance to discuss job opportunities and to enjoy lunch.