Tag Archives: American Boat and Yacht Council

ABYC announces virtual Educator Training Conference

The ABYC Foundation announced their second Educator Training Conference to be held July 20-22, 2021, in a virtual format. The “train-the-trainer” event is designed for high school and post-secondary instructors and administrators who either are teaching, or are thinking about teaching marine service in their schools, as well as boating industry leaders who want to connect with these influencers.  “We were ...

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ABYC releases video for National Invasive Species Awareness Week

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This week, Feb. 22-26, is National Invasive Species Awareness Week and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) released an animated video to raise awareness about the threat Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) pose to the boating industry and what manufacturers can do to limit the spread. AIS can damage ecosystems and negatively impact fishing and the future of the boating ...

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ABYC SUR/TECH Conference supports continuing education needs

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The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is hosting SUR/TECH, a virtual training event, Jan. 6-7, 2021, dedicated to providing continuing education for marine surveyors, technicians and other marine professionals. “With technical training events canceled around the world, ABYC reached out to industry leaders and top educators to support marine industry professionals in their continuing education needs,” said Kevin Scullen, ABYC ...

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ABYC opens registration for 12th annual Standards Week

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops the safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of recreational boats, announced that registration is now open for its 12th annual Standards Week – Virtual & Extended,  held Jan. 5-28, 2021.  What has usually taken place over a week of day long meetings will be extended to limit the ...

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ABYC readies for virtual Standards Week

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The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops the safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of recreational boats, announced its 12th annual Standards Week will be extended and held virtually, Jan. 5-21, 2021. What has usually taken place over a week of day long meetings will be extended to four weeks. The ABYC events ...

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ABYC names new certification manager

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) announced that Casey Bates has been promoted to the position of certification manager. Bates will manage ABYC’s technician certification program, as well as schedule classes and testing. “Casey has been with ABYC for 14 years, starting as an intern, and it great to see her move into a leadership position,” said David Broadbent, ...

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Digital teacher: Workforce training continues despite pandemic

By Adam Quandt From dealers to manufacturers, filling the ranks for the marine industry workforce has been a large issue facing everyone for some time. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the recreational boating industry — especially dealers — is still looking to add skilled technicians to teams across the board. The key component to getting skilled labor into the industry? ...

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ABYC Foundation awards scholarships for future techs

The American Boat & Yacht Council Foundation (ABYC Foundation) recently announced the awarding of several student scholarships, with financial assistance of the Kathy & Jerry Wood Foundation, including the following:  Five outstanding students received scholarships or tool stipends to help continue their studies at Ft. Myers Technical College in Florida. Nine students benefited from the scholarship fund at the NC Marine ...

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ABYC seeking nominations for Marine Educator of the Year

The ABYC Foundation is seeking nominations for the first Educator of the Year Award, honoring an outstanding instructor who is shaping future marine service technicians. Candidates should be actively teaching marine service technology for recreational boats in a corporate setting, or in a secondary/post-secondary school. “There are more than 16,000 marine technician positions currently open in the U.S. and quality marine technology ...

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Schools receive engines donated from Evinrude and the ABYC Foundation

The ABYC Foundation announced that 21 Evinrude ETEC G2 3.4L V6 outboard engines have been donated to high schools and post-secondary schools training aspiring marine technicians. More engines will be shipped throughout the year, with schools from 22 U.S. states, Canada and the British Virgin Islands that have applied for the donation program. In 2019, the ABYC Foundation received $2 ...

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