Tag Archives: Massachusetts Marine Trades Association

MMTA releases two new workforce industry videos

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) is pleased to announce the release of two new videos highlighting the boating industry, with a focus on industry jobs in Massachusetts. The videos will lead the viewer to the Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust (MMTET) website: http://massboatingcareers.com. Recognizing the importance of workforce development within the boating industry in Massachusetts, the MMTA & MMTET have ...

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Massachusetts Marine Trades Association to host 2021 webinar series

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) announced it will host a Business of Boating (BOB) webinar series from January to April of 2021. The MMTA has decided to transition from their normal in person Business of Boating conference to a remote BOB webinar series for 2021.  The webinar series will allow the MMTA to provide their members with educational opportunities ...

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NMRA, MMTA join forces to spur industry job growth

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) and Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) are cooperating to address the immediate worker shortage and ensure a strong future for the marine industry. The focus of the strategic collaboration is to bring the next generation of workers into the maritime trades, especially through their respective scholarship programs. The MMTA provides the framework to further ...

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MMTA named technical scholarship recipient

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) has been selected as a recipient of a 2017 Marine Trade Association Technical Scholarship, announced the MRAA Educational Foundation yesterday. The scholarship was presented to Randall Lyons, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association, on Sunday evening, Dec. 10, during the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Opening Night Awards Celebration at the ...

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MRAA Educational Foundation torch passed after president retirement

The MRAA Educational Foundation honored the retiring president of its Board of Directors, Ed Lofgren of 3A Marine Services, and introduced his replacement, Jeff Siems of Blue Springs Marine, on Sunday evening, Dec. 10, during the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Opening Night Awards Celebration at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Lofgren’s retirement from the position of ...

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Massachusetts Marine Trades Association declares June 10 KIDS Boating Day

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association announced it has declared Saturday June 10 as “Massachusetts KIDS Boating Day.” Currently, there are four KIDS boating events taking place in Massachusetts on Saturday, but more events may be added before Saturday. “Educating young children on the safety of boating and at the same time allowing them to enjoy all that boating has to ...

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KIDS in BOATING initiative issues first round of grants

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust announced its initiative KIDS in BOATING has distributed its first round of grant awards. The KIDS in BOATING initiative issued seven grants totaling $6,600. The grants awarded ranged from $500 to $1,500. The nonprofit grant recipients were: Bourne Community Boating – bournecommunityboating.org Sail Salem Community Boating – sailsalem.org Atlantic White Shark Conservancy – atlanticwhiteshark.org ...

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KIDS in BOATING Initiative opens grant application

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust announced that its initiative KIDS in BOATING has now opened up its grant application. Recognizing the need to get more kids on the water and enjoying the boating lifestyle the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association and the Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust have created the KIDS in BOATING Initiative. The focus of this initiative is to ...

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Randall Lyons named executive director of MMTA

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association announced the selection of Foxboro resident Randall Lyons, CMM to the position of association executive director. He succeeds Nathalie Grady of Framingham who recently left the association for a new job. Lyons has over 20 years of marine industry experience working for the Nantucket Boat Basin for 10 years, Russo Marine for one year and ...

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Joe O’Neal receives inaugural MMTA Frank Farrall Distinguished Service Award

Joe O’Neal was honored at the annual Massachusetts Marine Trades Association Business Conference with the first-ever Frank Farrell Distinguished Service Award. The Frank Farrell Distinguished Service Award is a new award that will be presented by the MMTA from time-to-time to an outstanding person in the marine industry. It may recognize long and devoted service, untiring commitment to a specific cause, ...

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