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NMEA Summer training goes virtual

The NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association) is now offering live, online summer training to the marine electronics world. The instructor-led installer certification classes are live and last 6 - 8 hours. "The timing will accommodate installers all across the world," said Mark Reedenauer, NMEA's president and executive director. The delivery method for the training is GoToWebinar, where students view and ...

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ABYC seeking nominations for Marine Educator of the Year

The ABYC Foundation is seeking nominations for the first Educator of the Year Award, honoring an outstanding instructor who is shaping future marine service technicians. Candidates should be actively teaching marine service technology for recreational boats in a corporate setting, or in a secondary/post-secondary school. “There are more than 16,000 marine technician positions currently open in the U.S. and quality marine technology ...

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MTAM celebrates continued on-the-job training success

"This is the first job I’ve had that I get up in the morning and I am excited to go to work,” said Hunter Granger of Pocket Yacht Company. Granger recently completed the Marine Trades Association of Maryland’s (MTAM) six-week On-the-job Training (OJT) Program with Pocket Yacht Company in Chester, Md. He heard about the program through the Introduction to ...

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Maryland trade association celebrates training success

The Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM) recently celebrated the success of another on-the-job trainee in the marine segment. Coty Murray recently completed his six-week on-the-job training with Hartge Yacht Harbor in Galesville, Md. Murray’s on-the-job training took place in the winter, which MTAM says is contrary to what is sometimes believed outside the industry, and is not a time ...

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Elevate 2020 issues call for presentations

Boating Industry Elevate Summit 2020

The Boating Industry Elevate Summit is now accepting speaker proposals for the 2020 conference. Elevate 2020 will be Nov. 16-18 at the Atlanta Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta. Attendees at Elevate are the owners, executives and top managers of boating industry companies including manufacturers, dealers, marinas and others in the industry. We’re looking for presentations designed for these top-level leaders ...

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Boating Industry Elevate Summit announces 2020 dates, location

Boating Industry Elevate Summit 2020

The Boating Industry Elevate Summit will be heading to Atlanta this fall. The 2020 Summit will be November 16-18 at the Atlanta Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta. “We’re very excited to be heading to Atlanta for our second Elevate Summit,” said Jonathan Sweet, managing director for Elevate and the Boating Industry Top 100. “Georgia is a great boating state, and ...

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Yamaha expands technical school partnership program

Yamaha recently expanded its Technical School Partnership program in Arkansas with the grand opening of National Park College’s (NPC) new Marine Technology building, Jan. 30. The 7,500-square-foot facility includes a classroom and workshop space for students to train with the latest marine technology. “Yamaha maintains a strong commitment to developing the next generation of marine technicians and answering the industry’s ...

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RIMTA to host second Marine Industry Environmental Conference

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA), along with partners Connecticut Marine Trade Association (CMTA) and Massachusetts Marine Trade Association (MMTA), will host the second-annual environmental conference for the region’s marine industry on March 11, 2020. The Southern New England Marine Industry Environmental Conference will focus both on practical approaches and a forward-looking vision on environmental issues marine businesses in the region ...

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Mercury Marine partners with Great Lakes Boat Building School for maintenance program

Mercury Marine and its training division, Mercury University, announced a partnership with Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville, Mich., to offer students a 12‑month, 42‑credit‑hour Mercury Marine Maintenance Program beginning with the fall 2020 semester. Mercury and the school announced their partnership at a special ceremony sponsored by the school and the Michigan Boating Industries Association at the Progressive Detroit ...

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MRAA launches 2020 MICD Continuous Certification curriculum

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has announced the lineup for the 2020 Continuous Certification curriculum, as part of the Marine Industry Certified Dealership (MICD) program. The Continuous Certification program is a year-long education program that teaches marine retailers how to improve upon their already premier operations that were improved throughout the initial MICD process. Continuous Certification delivers relevant, ...

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