Tag Archives: Mike Bonicker

Marine Trades Association of Maryland names Executive Director

After an exhaustive search earlier this winter, the Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM) recently named John Stefancik as their executive director. An industry veteran, Stefancik first began in the marine marketplace in January of 2000, working the last nine years as co-owner of the media company producing Chesapeake Bay Magazine. Concurrently, he served on the board of MTAM for ...

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ABYC supports next generation workforce at SkillsUSA competition

This week the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is participating in and judging student Marine Service Technology competitions at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, June 19-23 in Atlanta, Georgia. The annual event serves as a platform to recognize and celebrate the nation’s finest career and technical education students, with over 110 competitions and 10,000 participants in attendance. ...

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Workforce Development: Why it matters

By Sarah DevlinContent Director, American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) The 2021 Boating Industry annual dealer survey indicates one of the top challenges for dealers is finding qualified marine technicians. For this three-part series, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) team is reaching out to key players in the industry to address why this is a concern, what programs ...

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