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IBEX unveils 2022 education schedule

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today the schedule of world-class technical education included in the IBEX Education Conference, to be held during the Show, September 27-29, 2022, at the Tampa Convention Center. Owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and RAI Amsterdam, IBEX is North America’s largest trade event for marine industry professionals.Scheduled for ...

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Chaparral and Robalo awards 2022 scholarships

Chaparral Boats, Inc. and Robalo Boats LLC awarded $100,000 in college scholarships to ten graduating seniors who are the sons and daughters of employees of the Chaparral and Robalo family. “We are committed to assisting those who have worked with us throughout the years, and we want the next generation to succeed without feeling the financial burden often associated with ...

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Dates set for 2022 NMEA conference in Anaheim

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced that its 2022 Conference will be held at the Sheraton Anaheim Park Hotel on October 3 – 7, 2022. The exposition portion of the event will be held October 4 and 5 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. The 2022 NMEA Marine Electronics Conference & Expo will be the largest industry trade event ...

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NMMA to host market entry and expansion webinar

NMMA has invited its members to join trade representatives and marine industry trade specialists from the U.S. Commercial Service, and NMMA Canada president Sara Anghel for a free industry webinar and dynamic discussion on current opportunities for U.S. marine manufacturers in the Australian Pleasure Boat Industry. The webinar is free and will take place on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 6 ...

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Mercury Marine partners with high schools for workforce development

Mercury Marine achieves Green Masters designation

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation, has provided its Mercury University curriculum along with 90hp FourStroke outboard engines and tools to high schools in Florida, New York and Virginia to help prepare the next generation of marine service technicians and address the industry’s workforce shortage. In a survey conducted by the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas prior to ...

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Tiara makes donation to boat building school

The Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) received a transformational gift of $75,000 from Tiara Yachts in support of incoming students and the “Come Aboard, Launch Careers” capital campaign that will increase the school’s capacity for educating future generations of marine professionals. “Tiara is not an assembly plant, we strongly believe in what we are doing by translating our passion ...

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ABYC to host third Educator Training Conference

ABYC Educator Training Conference logo

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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Boater education bill forges ahead in Minnesota

Minnesota state legislators last week introduced companion boater education legislation (SF3392, HF3787) to expand existing youth operator requirements to eventually phase in all boaters. Introduced by Senator Carrie Ruud (R) and Representative Erin Koegel, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) supports these companion bills in its larger effort to establish and increase boater education across the country. The NMMA and Marine ...

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George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar program awards 2022 grants

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced the 2022 grantees for its George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund, the seventh round of grants since it launched in 2014. The funding will help 15 programs in six states bring fishing and boating experiences and conservation education to Hispanic families. The Education Fund awarded a total of $92,400 in grants ...

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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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