Tag Archives: marine tech shortage

Great Lakes Boat Building School expansion receives boost

Walstrom Marine

The “Come Aboard, Launch Careers” capital campaign in support of doubling the instructional infrastructure at the Great Lakes Boat Building School received significant support from a local dealer, as Walstrom Marine, of Harbor Springs, Michigan, contributed $25,000 to the project. The $3.8 million expansion project at GLBBS involves the demolition of an existing building and docking structures along with the ...

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MRAA donates $100,000 for workforce development

MRAA

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, as part of its ongoing effort to fuel solutions for the marine industry’s top challenge — workforce shortages — donated $100,000 to the MRAA Educational Foundation, a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization with a mission to provide education, scholarships and programs to develop a stronger marine industry workforce. When the association battled through a significant ...

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Marine Trades Association of Maryland on-the-job trainee success

The Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM) congratulates Zachary Harrington on the completion of his six-week On-the-Job Training (OJT) with Petersen Marine Service in Baltimore, MD. Harrington grew up boating in the Sparrow’s Point and Middle River area and working on small engines. After graduation, he found the On-the-job Training opportunity with MTAM, applied online and started with Petersen Marine ...

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Industry teams up to support service techs

As the marine industry continues to enjoy unprecedented growth, the demand for technicians at both dealerships and service yards continues to reach critical shortage levels. As part of a continued effort to develop qualified marine technicians, Yamaha Marine and the MIA of SWFL & TB teamed up to help provide the funding and equipment to make it possible for Ft. ...

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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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