Tag Archives: Marine Trades Association of Maryland

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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Eastport Yacht Club Foundation hosts 10th annual Marine Career Expo

The Eastport Yacht Club (EYC) Foundation’s 10th Annual Marine Career Expo took place at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. The event was sponsored by the Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM) and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and run with the help of EYC volunteers and Anne Arundel County Public Schools staff. Organizers ...

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MTAM announces Boat Maryland Week

The Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM) – in partnership with Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County, The Annapolis Boat Shows, Visit Maryland, and the Symmetry Agency – announced the inaugural Boat Maryland Week (April 26 - May 5, 2019). The event is a celebration of the start to boating season in Maryland through getting on the water, diving deep ...

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MTAM to host Career Discovery Day at Baltimore Boat Show

On Friday, Jan. 25, the Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM) in partnership with the Annapolis School of Seamanship will hold their 5th Annual Career Discovery Day at Progressive’s Baltimore Boat Show. The event is designed to introduce young people to a career in boating in an immersive and interactive way. Members of the Marine Trades Industry Partnership (MTIP) give ...

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MTAM hosts orientation day

The Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM) in partnership with the Annapolis School of Seamanship recently held their fourth annual Industry Orientation Day in Annapolis, Maryland. Candidates chosen to participate in the orientation event enjoyed a day of informational presentations from industry professionals and guided tours of two local marine businesses. The Orientation Day was designed to familiarize the candidates with ...

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ABYC works toward apprenticeship program in Maryland

On Feb. 1, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) hosted eight marine industry employers, two representatives from Anne Arundel Community College (AACC), and the workforce development team from the Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM) to discuss the creation of a marine industry apprenticeship program in the state of Maryland. ABYC has recently developed a wide scoped, entry level ...

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Marine Trades Association of Maryland elects board

The Marine Trades Association of Maryland has elected John Norton, Annapolis Harbor Boatyard, to a two-year term president. "I look forward to serving with this diverse group and working together to promote Maryland’s marine industry and its professional and boating interests," Norton said. "Maryland is the best destination for recreational boating as well as those working in the maritime industry ...

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The Workforce Crisis: Government funding builds local training programs

While many government training programs have been less than successful, the government can help address the workforce shortages by advocating for and utilizing funding – specifically on the state and local level. The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association offers a pre-apprenticeship program, funded by Real Jobs Rhode Island, to help provide Rhode Island residents 18 and over earn skills needed ...

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The Workforce Crisis: Marine trades association education opens youth to industry

One challenge the industry faces is a lack of awareness of the open jobs in marine trades and the lifelong careers they build. Marine trades associations can introduce young people to the boating industry through a variety of educational programs.  The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association offers a summer marketing internship and a youth summer boatbuilding program to reach these ...

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Marine Trades Association of Maryland hires new workforce program manager

The Marine Trades Association of Maryland announced Friday the appointment of Lauri A. Petroy to head the organization’s workforce development initiative. The program manager position is responsible for the development of a comprehensive marketing and outreach campaign to increase awareness of viable career pathways in the marine industry, the recruitment of new and experienced workers to jobs in the boating ...

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