Tag Archives: ABYC Foundation

Industry readies for Marine Service Technician Week

To bring awareness and recognition to the hard-working professionals who keep boats safe, reliable and enjoyable, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has designated the last week in April as “International Marine Service Technician Week.” From April 24­–30, ABYC will publish ABYC Certified Technician profiles and feature social media contests with prizes. Marine businesses, associations, and boaters are encouraged ...

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ABYC Foundation hosts Marine Trades Accreditation webinar

In January, the ABYC Foundation launched the first official Marine Trades Accreditation Program (MTAP) for schools teaching marine service. A free informational webinar will take place Thursday, Feb. 24, at 12 p.m. EST to review the MTAP program and address questions from administrators and teachers, as well as industry professionals interested in sharing news with their local schools. MTAP is ...

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Get to know: ABYC Foundation 2021 Educators of the Year

By Sarah DevlinABYC Content Director The ABYC Foundation, with executive director Margaret Podlich at the helm, remains laser-focused on maintaining a direct connection between the marine industry and the schools and training programs that are educating future marine technicians. Podlich’s bi-weekly newsletter The Network reaches industry folks and educational institutions around the country; the Educator Training Conference brings the two ...

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ABYC Foundation creates Marine Trades Accreditation Program

After two years of research, consultation, and fine-tuning, the ABYC Foundation launched the first official Marine Trades Accreditation Program (MTAP) for schools teaching marine service. MTAP is designed to ensure quality training that is aligned with industry needs, at both high school and post-secondary schools, ultimately creating a bigger and stronger pipeline for much needed entry-level workers. “Having an employee ...

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ABYC Foundation’s virtual Educator Training Conference underway

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Over 100 educators and marine industry professionals representing 24 states, Canada, Bermuda, Germany, and the British Virgin Islands, logged in yesterday morning to participate in the ABYC Foundation’s second Educator Training Conference (ETC), which continues today. Participants will spend the time online to discuss best practices for teaching marine service technology at secondary and post-secondary schools. Registration remains open. Those ...

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ABYC Educator Training Conference gets underway July 20-22

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ABYC's annual Educator Training Conference will be held virtually next week, July 20-22. Designed for high school and post-secondary instructors, as well as boating industry leaders that want to get more involved in creating a strong future workforce, anyone involved in the marine tech space is encouraged to attend. Agenda topics and the speaker lineup for the 2021 ABYC Educator Training Conference ...

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ABYC announces agenda, speaker lineup for 2021 Educator Training Conference

ABYC Foundation announced the agenda and speaker lineup for its Educator Training Conference, taking place virtually July 20-22, 2021. An early bird promotion for registrants to receive free access to ABYC's online learning course, Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation (regular price $265), ends this Saturday, May 15. The virtual conference is designed forhigh school and post-secondary instructors, as well as boating industry leaders ...

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ABYC hires new content director

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Sarah Devlin joins the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), supporting ABYC’s marketing team as content director. A newly created position, Devlin will use her education and communication background to deliver valuable content and resources to the marine industry. “We are so excited to have Sarah join the ABYC team and she has already hit the ground running,” said Shannon ...

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Nominations open for ABYC Foundation’s Educator of the Year

ABYC FOundation Marine Educator of the Year

The ABYC Foundation is seeking nominations for its Educator of the Year Award, honoring an outstanding instructor who is shaping future marine service technicians. Candidates should be currently teaching marine service technology for recreational boats in a high school, post-secondary school or corporate setting. “We had a strong pool of candidates for last year’s Educator of the Year Award and we are excited to ...

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ABYC Foundation seeks nominations for Educator of the Year

The ABYC Foundation is seeking nominations for its Educator of the Year Award, honoring an outstanding instructor who is shaping future marine service technicians. Candidates should be currently teaching marine service technology for recreational boats in a high school, post-secondary school or corporate setting. “We had a strong pool of candidates for last year’s Educator of the Year Award and we are excited to ...

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