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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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IBEX to host new ‘Super Session’ on workforce development

A new Super Session has been added to the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) educational lineup, Challenges & Solutions for Workforce Development, to address the hurdles of recruiting and retaining employees in the boating industry and address areas that will help companies’ long-term growth. The workforce Super Session will take place September 30, 2019 ahead of IBEX (Oct. 1-3) in Tampa, from ...

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MRAA launches open ‘Call for Solutions’

MRAA recently launched an open “Call for Solutions” to solicit educational partnerships throughout 2019. Instead of a traditional “Call for Speakers” for a single event, MRAA is interested in potential solutions across all of its educational offerings, including both its annual conference and expo, Dealer Week, and a host of other educational initiatives. “Some topics are perfectly suited for a ...

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MRAA names new director of education

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has announced the hiring of Mike Davin as the association’s new Director of Education. Prior to joining MRAA, Mike served as Director of Marketing and Communications at The Event Group, where he partnered with clients on marketing, strategic planning and event management. In his role, he helped produce events of all sizes, from ...

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Correct Craft announces new education program

Correct Craft, long known for its commitment to exceptional employee development, has launched a new employee educational program, Correct Craft University (CCU). CCU will expand, enhance and elevate the fundamental skills of all levels of team members at Correct Craft and its subsidiaries.   Correct Craft University is a voluntary program meant to provide opportunities for personal, professional and leadership enhancement. ...

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Barletta welcomes local schools for manufacturing days

Eighth-graders learned last week there are good careers available in local industries. Companies partnered with the Horizon Education Alliance to organize industrial tours for nearly 3,000 middle school students in Elkhart County. The week’s effort is being held in conjunction with Manufacturing Day, which actually covers several days. The day usually occurs on the first Friday of October, but because ...

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Boston Whaler steps into the classroom for Manufacturing Month

Boston Whaler boatbuilding experts recently stepped into local classrooms in Volusia County, Fla. to share information with middle school and high school students about modern manufacturing techniques as well as future career opportunities.  Whaler’s efforts were part of the “Manufacturing Means Measure” campaign sponsored by the Volusia Manufacturer Association (VMA).  October is National Manufacturing Month and the VMA is meeting ...

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IBEX 2018 offers expanded education, seminars, workshops

This year, visitors of the 28th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), held Oct. 2-4 at the Tampa Convention Center, will have access to an expanded education program. IBEX 2018 will offer participants up to 100 unique opportunities to learn about new processes, access technical information, demo products, and more, during the IBEX Education Conference, which includes the technical IBEX ...

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