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Workforce Development: How can the industry help?

By Sarah Devlin Content Director, American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Following up on “Workforce Development: What’s Available” (July issue of Boating Industry), we explore how the industry can support workforce development. This is the final in a three-part series, based on a survey this magazine conducted in the spring of 2021. Neil Collins was an auto mechanic in Maine ...

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Boating Industry accepting nominations for 2021 Movers & Shakers

Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Movers & Shakers. The Movers & Shakers program recognizes leaders who haven’t been afraid to take chances, to rethink the way they do business, to embrace the challenges facing the marine industry head on. Nominees can be from and company, group or organization that does business in the boating industry, as long ...

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Workforce Development: What’s available

ABYC FOundation Marine Educator of the Year

By Sarah DevlinContent Director, American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Following up on “Workforce Development: Why It Matters,” (May issue of Boating Industry), the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) team has compiled what programs are available for students and industry professionals alike. The third article in this series will address how each of us in the industry can help ...

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Workforce Development: Why it matters

By Sarah DevlinContent Director, American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) The 2021 Boating Industry annual dealer survey indicates one of the top challenges for dealers is finding qualified marine technicians. For this three-part series, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) team is reaching out to key players in the industry to address why this is a concern, what programs ...

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Boating Industry names 2020 Top 100 Best in Class award winners

We might be into 2021, but the team at Boating Industry isn’t quite done celebrating the 2020 Boating Industry Top 100 Dealers. Boating Industry announced the 2020 Top 100 Best in Class Award winners via video on March 24, 2021. “The 2020 Best in Class winning dealerships are truly dealerships that set the standard in particular areas of the business,” ...

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The Landing School boosts student career possibilities with video

In an effort to further boost its students’ endeavors to launch their careers when they graduate, The Landing School in Arundel, Maine, has dedicated a section of its website to videos and resumes showcasing its student body. The Student Resume pages include short clips of each participating student discussing their ideal job and their experience, with a resume available under ...

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Virtual AMI Conference allows new opportunities

By Adam Quandt The show must go on. Much like nearly every other association in the boating industry, the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) was faced with a tough decision in its annual AMI Conference & Expo (formerly known as the International Marina and Boatyard Conference and Expo, or IMBC). As the global pandemic continues, AMI made the decision to ...

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2020 Dealer of the Year: Quality Boats of Tampa Bay

When we told Dan and David Bair, the second-generation owners and operators of Quality Boats of Tampa, they won the Top 100 Dealer of the Year Award for the second year in a row, our most immediate question was how does it feel? “It feels just as exciting the second time as the first,” saidDan enthusiastically. Enthusiasm is something that ...

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Boating Industry names 2020 Top 100 Dealers

Boating Industry announced its 2020 Top 100 dealers during an unprecedented virtual celebration on Nov. 17, 2020. “In our 16th year of recognizing the Top 100, things are certainly different, but one thing remains the same, the dealers on the Top 100 list just keep getting better,” said Top 100 program director Adam Quandt. “Most importantly every dealer on this year's ...

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