IMT announces 2018 Marine Industry Training Conference

Warner University’s Institute of Marine Technology has announced plans for a national Marine Industry Training Conference, slated for June 14, 2018, at the Warner University campus in Lake Wales, Fla.

Designed to bring together a broad mix of industry representatives ranging from OEMs to aftermarket manufacturers, marine retailers, marina operators, industry associations and other interested parties, the training symposium will focus on the future of the marine industry and its career development requirements, embracing all facets of employment needs.

“As the lack of quality trained marine personnel becomes more prevalent, we thought it would be important to initiate an open discussion to cross multiple industry platforms, with the goal to address both short and long-term employment needs and to begin collaborating toward a plan,” said event organizer Justin Maley, administrator of the Institute of Marine Technology.

Maley has spoken directly to multiple industry businesses and says the enthusiasm for this dialog is encouraging. “We welcome feedback from all sectors of the industry and look forward to finalizing details the first quarter of 2018,” he said.

IMT is accredited and directed by technical educators who bring global perspective to the classroom, including high level military and special forces training expertise. IMT students enjoy a true university educational experience that is unique to the traditional technical training environment.

Students work and train utilizing real-world equipment and gear including name brand powerboats and personal watercraft that are five years old or newer, along with inboard engines, outboard two-stroke and the newest four-stroke product. As part of the student career counseling program, IMT helps to facilitate real-world internship and entry level programs through established marine industry partnerships and affiliations.

To discuss or provide agenda recommendations regarding the 2018 Marine Industry Training Conference, contact Maley directly. For more information about Warner University’s IMT Program, visit

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