COMITT organizers release event details

EDGEWATER, Md; CHICAGO, Ill.; and BROOKLIN, Maine – The details of the Conference on Marine Industry Technical Training (COMITT) have been released by the American Boat & Yacht Council, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and Professional BoatBuilder magazine (PBB), which are organizing and co-producing the event.

Session descriptions and registration is available online. Interested parties can click on the COMITT logo on ABYC’s home page,, to view a full schedule of events or download the COMITT brochure, the three organizations reported in a recent statement.

Moderated by Bill Yeargin, executive vice president for Rybovich Spencer, COMITT will explore a lineup of “hot topics” that will directly impact the future of workforce technical education, training and professional development in the marine industry, organizers reported.

During the general sessions and panel discussions, participants will discuss the status of education and training in the industry today, the importance of certification and training in the workplace, and other topics of interest.

Participants will also be able to:

  • Hear from a panel of marine industry professionals who currently have in-house training programs;
  • Learn how the RV industry unites in their training efforts;
  • Engage in lively discussions about training needs and how education is applied in the workplace during breakout sessions specific to industry segments. Breakout sessions will be divided by: repair and maintenance facilities, marine surveyors/insurance companies, boat manufacturers, marine retailers, high school and post-secondary marine trades programs, marinas and dealers and marine engines;
  • Explore educational mediums and their effectiveness (ex. – online training, virtual labs, etc.); and
  • Attend on-site tours of marine facilities on the final day.
  • COMITT’s purpose is to become the internationally recognized leading summit to highlight the marine industry’s commitment to developing and maintaining a highly-skilled and technically proficient workforce, organizers said.

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