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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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MRAA Dealer Certification program launches 2022 education

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The Marine Industry Certified Dealership program has released its 2022 Continuous Certification curriculum. For 2022, Certified Dealers will be earning credits for four courses. The first, launched January 12, is “The Key Performance Indicators of a Profitable Dealership” by Bob Clements and Sara Hey of Bob Clements International. The second course, coming in April, is “The Five Red Flags that ...

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The Landing School announces new team members

Under the direction of Sean Fawcett, President, the Landing School in Arundel, Maine is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members Juliet Karam as Marketing Manager and Jon Landers as Director of Development to the staff. “We are excited to have these talented professionals join the school to help us achieve our goals to build awareness in ...

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NMEA posts 2022 training course schedule

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced the lineup and dates of the marine electronics installer training classes for 2022. Offered are the Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI), Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI), Basic NMEA 2000® Network Installer and Advanced NMEA 2000® Network Installer courses. Basic classes are taught in person and virtually, while advanced classes are only taught ...

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Bennington, Yamaha donate outboards to marine training program

Bennington Marine this month donated a T50 outboard and an F200 outboard to Impact Institute, a Yamaha Marine Technical School Partner (TSP) in Kendallville, Indiana. Yamaha matched the donation with a 4.2-liter F300 V6 outboard. Students will use the motors and a certified Yamaha curriculum to gain a comprehensive understanding of the brand’s outboard power systems and add value to ...

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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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America’s Boating Club, manufacturers partner to champion boating safety

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The nation’s largest and oldest volunteer recreational boating safety nonprofit, United States Power Squadrons, America’s Boating Club announced this week the Boat With Confidence Campaign, a nonprofit corporate partnership with boat and other marine manufacturers to champion boating safety and boater education. Funds raised through the campaign will allow America’s Boating Club to provide recreational boaters with a suite of in-person, online ...

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Coast Guard Foundation awards 2021-2022 scholarships

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The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced that it has awarded 158 scholarships in 2021 totaling $345,500 in support. In the 31 years of the program, the Coast Guard Foundation has paid out more than $6 million to over 1,400 college-aged young adults. Awardees include ...

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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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Boating BC collaborates on new boater education

Representatives from Boating BC, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and BC Ferries have announced a new collaboration aimed at educating recreational boaters and small commercial vessel operators about how to share the waterways with deep sea vessel traffic. The initiative, which will include a province-wide advertising campaign is made possible through a grant from Transport Canada and addresses increasing near ...

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