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Mercury Marine awarded by local technical college

Moraine Park Technical College, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) board, has selected Mercury Marine as the recipient of the 2019 Futuremakers Partner Award.  WTCS President, Becky Levzow, and Moraine Park President, Bonnie Baerwald, presented Mercury Marine with their award at a recent WTCS board meeting. The award recognizes the unique and dynamic partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical ...

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Coast Guard Foundation announces 128 new scholarships

The Coast Guard Foundation announced that it awarded 128 scholarships in 2019, totaling $354,000 in support. In the 29 years of the program, the Coast Guard Foundation has paid out more than $5.4 million to more than 1,100 college-aged young adults. Awardees include scholars such as Caroline Cutter. The daughter of Master Chief Petty Officer, Mark Cutter, a 27-year Coast ...

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Back to school: Riding the wave of learning to sales activation

By Chuck Lewis School is back in session. Summer is over already, although I’m squeezing in a late-summer surf as of this writing. In this blog series we want to discuss how we can use technology and contemporary learning to elevate the boat buying experience, retain employees and make learning fun and practical. As our children enter their classroom and ...

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RIMTA wraps-up youth summer boatbuilding programs

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) announced today the overwhelming success of its Youth Summer Boatbuilding Programs. The four programs ran concurrently in Newport, Westerly, Bristol and North Providence. In total, 49 students ages 14-16 were introduced to workplace readiness skills in the marine industry, including: shop safety, project planning, leadership skills, team work, basic hand tool operation and ...

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Volvo Penta takes to the field in student educational event

To connect with the next young wave of technical talent, Volvo Penta of the Americas recently spoke with local students about the engineering behind its marine and industrial power solutions on land and at sea at the REECH Foundation’s 2019 STEAM Day Youth Football Camp, in Norfolk, Virginia. Founded by former NFL player and Chesapeake resident Don Carey and his ...

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ABYC names new lead instructor

ABYC recently announced that Mike Bonicker has joined its team in the position of lead instructor. Bonicker spent the last 20 plus years in the marine repair industry with Tidewater Yacht Service in Baltimore, Md. as an ABYC Certified Master Marine Repair Technician, the past 15 years of which he served as production manager. In that time, he has gained ...

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Everglades National Park launches boat education program

On August 1, Everglades National Park will officially launch its boater education program, an online safety requirement for operators within the park waters. This new tool is part of the updated General Management Plan (GMP), completed in 2015, that identified a park specific need to better educate and train boaters on the unique waters and landscape of Everglades National Park. ...

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ABYC gearing up for inaugural educator training conference

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) is hosting their first “Marine Service Technology: Educator Training Conference” to be held July 23-25, 2019 in Annapolis, Md. Within current registrants there are fifteen states and three countries represented. “We are thrilled at the range of instructors signed up to be students that week. We have high school and post-secondary technical instructors ...

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House appropriations spending bill would boost workforce funding

The House Appropriations Committee released its proposed Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) funding bill, which would bolster workforce development initiatives. Securing robust funding for the Department of Labor’s workforce programs to help address the recreational boating industry’s shortfall of qualified workers is a top NMMA priority, and the association applauded the ...

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NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary launches boater education course

NOAA recently announced the launch of a free, online boater education course designed to specifically inform the boating public about the natural and historical resources within Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. This educational tool, available in English and Spanish, complements existing safe boating courses and was developed with input from a variety of stakeholders, interest groups, and agencies. The sustained health of ...

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