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ABYC SUR/TECH Conference supports continuing education needs

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The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is hosting SUR/TECH, a virtual training event, Jan. 6-7, 2021, dedicated to providing continuing education for marine surveyors, technicians and other marine professionals. “With technical training events canceled around the world, ABYC reached out to industry leaders and top educators to support marine industry professionals in their continuing education needs,” said Kevin Scullen, ABYC ...

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IBEX issues call for 2021 proposals

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The IBEX 2021 Call for Proposals is now open, and the annual conference is seeking input from the industry on technical seminars, special sessions, and exhibitor-hosted Tech Talks. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1, 2021. Things to keep in mind for session topic considerations: IBEX does not allow product or service promotion in the technical seminars. You are invited to submit a topic ...

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Massachusetts Marine Trades Association to host 2021 webinar series

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) announced it will host a Business of Boating (BOB) webinar series from January to April of 2021. The MMTA has decided to transition from their normal in person Business of Boating conference to a remote BOB webinar series for 2021.  The webinar series will allow the MMTA to provide their members with educational opportunities ...

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The Landing School readies for second virtual event

The Landing School in Arundel, Maine, has scheduled a second in its series of Virtual Events designed to showcase builders and designers with a strong connection to the school. The next tour and live discussion is INSIDE FRENCH & WEBB on November 17, 2020, at 4:00 (Eastern). All Virtual Events are free and available online for those who cannot attend the live webinar. For ...

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AMI adds online marina management course

The Association of Marina Industries Training Institute has added an online Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) course to our fall schedule. The IMM is the training institute’s most popular course, which focuses on marina operations, policies and procedures. The online course begins November 11, 2020 and runs through December 10, 2020, holding two classes per week on Wednesdays and Thursdays from ...

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IBEX Online announces special events and keynote sessions

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Details of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) Special Events and Keynote Sessions, being held virtually September 29 – October 2, 2020, are now available. IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience is a free trade event designed to allow the industry to come together in a safe and productive environment. The roster of speakers and list of panel discussions promise an engaging session ...

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Maine-based marine trades school prepares for opening day

The Landing School in Arundel, Maine, will open for its first day of school on Sept. 8, 2020. Currently the school staff, faculty, and a handful of graduates are prepping the classrooms, shops, and common areas for students returning this fall to train in yacht design, composite boat building, wooden boat building, and marine systems.  Unlike many post-secondary schools around ...

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NMRA awards 2020 Maritime Trades Scholarship

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) awarded its 2020 NMRA Maritime Trades Scholarship of $3,000 to Matthew Reynolds of Brohman, Mich. Established in 2008, the scholarship awards students of excellence who are pursuing a marine industry career. A 2019 graduate of White Cloud High School, White Cloud, Mich., Reynolds made only one college visit: Great Lakes Maritime Academy in Traverse ...

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MRAA opens 2020 Dealer Week registration

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas opened dealer registration for Dealer Week 2020, to be held Dec. 8-11 in Austin, Texas. Dealer Week is a three-and-a-half day educational and networking event designed to give dealers insights, strategies, best practices and business solutions to help them strengthen their businesses. The annual conference of the MRAA, Dealer Week has hosted as ...

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ABYC Foundation awards scholarships for future techs

The American Boat & Yacht Council Foundation (ABYC Foundation) recently announced the awarding of several student scholarships, with financial assistance of the Kathy & Jerry Wood Foundation, including the following:  Five outstanding students received scholarships or tool stipends to help continue their studies at Ft. Myers Technical College in Florida. Nine students benefited from the scholarship fund at the NC Marine ...

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