EDGEWATER, Md. - Officials with the 22-member Marine Industry Technical Education Council - which was formed to address and help solve the growing shortage of marine technicians - are asking industry professionals and educators to participate in the effort by volunteering to serve on working committees.
Over the past few months, MITEC has established a mission statement, confirmed the election of officers, created interim by-laws, and has established divisions. The division chairs are now asking for volunteers to help with the challenges each division will confront, MITEC officials said in a release yesterday.
The established divisions include:
Anyone interested in volunteering may respond in two ways.
By registering for the 2006 Conference on Marine Industry Technical Training, where the members of MITEC will be available to answer questions and attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for a committee and also sit in on a particular division's working committee.
Or, for those who cannot attend COMITT but are interested in volunteering, by emailing Skip Burdon, MITEC secretary, at sburdon@abycinc, no later than Jan. 19.
COMITT '06 will be held Jan. 23 - 24 at the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa in Safety Harbor, Fla. The theme for this year's conference is “Resources for Success.”
Visit www.abycinc.org and click on the COMITT logo for registration information and program updates.
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