Under Armour boss Kevin Plank's charitable fund announced Monday that it will pay for 40 summer jobs in the maritime industry this year for students at a Cherry Hill public school.
Students from New Era Academy High School will spend a month working for employers including the Maryland Port Authority, the Coast Guard Yard and shipping companies.
Plank adviser Alicia Wilson announced the jobs program at the Baltimore Rowing Club, which overlooks the Patapsco River and stands across the river from Plank's planned Port Covington development.
New Era principal Kia Harper said the opportunities will allow students in the school's transport technology program to put what they've learned into use in the workplace.
"This opportunity is bridging the gap between what students learn and what they will do," she said. "When our children look across the water and they see all those ships and they see the water and those boats, they can see that that belongs to them."