Tag Archives: Marine Technicians

International Marine Service Technician Week kicks off this week

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) kicks off International Marine Service Technician Week, April 24-30. The weeklong celebration aims to bring awareness and recognition to the hard-working professionals who keep boats safe, reliable, and enjoyable. Marine businesses, associations, and boaters are encouraged to participate by celebrating and highlighting their marine technicians. “This week is a great chance to acknowledge ...

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Gage Marine and GLBBS showcase marine trade careers

Gage Marine and Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) of Cedarville, Mich. are collaborating with the goal of promoting postsecondary opportunities in the marine industry. The Marine Trades Showcase will begin at the Gage Marine WI-50 location on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 10 a.m. and will culminate with a boat cruise from their marina on Lake Geneva. This event ...

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Industry readies for Marine Service Technician Week

To bring awareness and recognition to the hard-working professionals who keep boats safe, reliable and enjoyable, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has designated the last week in April as “International Marine Service Technician Week.” From April 24­–30, ABYC will publish ABYC Certified Technician profiles and feature social media contests with prizes. Marine businesses, associations, and boaters are encouraged ...

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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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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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Nominations open for ABYC Foundation’s Educator of the Year

ABYC FOundation Marine Educator of the Year

The ABYC Foundation is seeking nominations for its Educator of the Year Award, honoring an outstanding instructor who is shaping future marine service technicians. Candidates should be currently teaching marine service technology for recreational boats in a high school, post-secondary school or corporate setting. “We had a strong pool of candidates for last year’s Educator of the Year Award and we are excited to ...

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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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