Tag Archives: marine tech shortage

Massachusetts Marine Trades Association workforce solutions amendment passes

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the 2022 state budget, which included $150,000 in funding for workforce development and career technical education initiatives within the recreational boating industry. This funding will continue the progress the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) has made to meet the workforce challenges within the industry. The funds were introduced via Budget Amendments sponsored in the House by ...

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ABYC Educator Training Conference gets underway July 20-22

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ABYC's annual Educator Training Conference will be held virtually next week, July 20-22. Designed for high school and post-secondary instructors, as well as boating industry leaders that want to get more involved in creating a strong future workforce, anyone involved in the marine tech space is encouraged to attend. Agenda topics and the speaker lineup for the 2021 ABYC Educator Training Conference ...

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Josh Turner of Harbor View Marine completes Yamaha Marine Apprentice Program

Yamaha Marine tech apprentice

Harbor View Marine, in conjunction with Yamaha Marine, announced tthat Josh Turner successfully completed the Yamaha Marine Apprentice Program offered through Yamaha Marine University. YMAP pairs seasoned mentors in dealership service departments with novice technicians to help them learn the key skills they need to further develop their careers in the marine industry. Service Manager Robbie Lockhart served as Turner’s ...

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Yamaha reinforces commitment to workforce development

Yamaha workforce development

During a visit with U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt at Yamaha's facility in Newnan, Ga., Mike Chrzanowski, president of Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation, and Ben Speciale, president of Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit, signed the Pledge to America's Workers, reinforcing Yamaha's commitment to workforce development. “Manufacturing jobs represent the backbone of the U.S. economy. Within the recreational industry, ...

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Marine Industries Association hosts Boys and Girls Club members

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) recently welcomed 70 high school students who attend the Boys and Girls Club Broward County (BGCBC) program to its headquarters in downtown Fort Lauderdale. A panel of young marine industry professionals discussed various career paths, jobs, and the benefits of working in an exciting and growing industry. “We want all BGCBC members ...

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Massachusetts continues funding marine industry workforce development

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker formally approved the state’s budget with continued funding for the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association’s (MMTA) Workforce Development and Career Technical Education program. MMTA’s workforce program will receive $100,000 in Fiscal Year 2020, a move which drew applause from NMMA. The MMTA has made strong progress on delivering workforce solutions for Massachusetts’ recreational boating industry. Part of ...

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Associations promote marine careers through creative avenues

If there is one common problem everyone in the boating industry faces, it is a shortage of qualified marine technicians. As baby boomers are phasing into retirement, there are not enough applicants to take the open positions. To address this issue, marine trades organizations are finding creative ways to attract professionals and highlight the benefits of an industry career. We ...

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