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International Marine Service Technician Week kicks off this week

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) kicks off International Marine Service Technician Week, April 24-30. The weeklong celebration aims to bring awareness and recognition to the hard-working professionals who keep boats safe, reliable, and enjoyable. Marine businesses, associations, and boaters are encouraged to participate by celebrating and highlighting their marine technicians. “This week is a great chance to acknowledge ...

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ABYC to host third Educator Training Conference

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The ABYC Foundation is hosting its third Educator Training Conference July 21-22, 2022. The two-day virtual conference is designed for high school and post-secondary instructors and administrators who either are teaching or are thinking about teaching marine service technology in their schools. Marine industry leaders who are interested in addressing workforce development are also encouraged to attend to connect with ...

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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 hosts virtual annual meeting

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) hosted its virtual annual meeting on the evening of Feb. 8, 2022, with attendees from around the world including Jamaica, the British Virgin Islands, Japan, Canada, Puerto Rico, Germany and Switzerland. During the one-hour meeting, ABYC Board Chair Nancy Cueroni joined ABYC President John Adey to discuss updates about the association, announce new ...

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ABYC sets new dates for Marine Law Symposium, annual meeting

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The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has confirmed new dates for the 2022 Marine Law Symposium and ABYC’s annual meeting, following a postponement due to mounting public health concerns. ABYC’s annual meeting will be held virtually Feb. 8, 2022, and the Marine Law Symposium will take place April 6 in Providence, Rhode Island. “The decision to postpone wasn’t easy, but ...

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ABYC announces updates to 2022 Standards Week

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The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) announced updates to its annual Standards Week event, originally scheduled to be hosted in Charleston, South Carolina. Project Technical Committee (PTC) meetings have moved to a virtual format this week, Jan. 10-14, 2022, while ABYC’s annual membership meeting and Marine Law Symposium will occur later this year. The association is currently exploring venues ...

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ABYC names keynote for January’s annual meeting

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U.S. Coast Guard Captain Troy Glendye is scheduled as the keynote speaker at the American Boat & Council (ABYC) annual meeting taking place Jan. 10, 2022 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. ABYC’s annual meeting and cocktail reception launches Standards Week, which includes Project Technical Committee (PTC) meetings where industry experts gather to update ABYC ...

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ABYC announces Marine Law Symposium agenda

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The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced the agenda and speaker lineup for the fifth annual Marine Law Symposium, “Product, Professional and Personal Liability,” Jan. 11, 2022, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. “We are thrilled to be back in person for the 2022 Marine Law Symposium with an excellent speaker lineup,” said John Adey, ...

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ABYC opens registration for 2022 Standards Week

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The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of boats, has opened registration for Standards Week, January 10-14, 2022, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC. Throughout the week, various Project Technical Committees will meet to discuss and potentially update standards under review. Other events during ...

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Workforce Development: How can the industry help?

By Sarah Devlin Content Director, American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Following up on “Workforce Development: What’s Available” (July issue of Boating Industry), we explore how the industry can support workforce development. This is the final in a three-part series, based on a survey this magazine conducted in the spring of 2021. Neil Collins was an auto mechanic in Maine ...

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