Tag Archives: MMTA

MMTA workforce solutions amendment passes state budget

Last week Governor 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 recreational boating industry in Massachusetts has an economic impact of ...

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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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MMTA receives $20k state grant for Stay Local program

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) announced it has received a $20,000 recovery grant from the Massachusetts office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) to help market their 2021 Stay Local Boat Ma program. Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, MOTT Executive Director Keiko Orrall, State Senator Edward Kennedy & State Representative Carole Fiola presented the ...

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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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RIMTA to host second Marine Industry Environmental Conference

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA), along with partners Connecticut Marine Trade Association (CMTA) and Massachusetts Marine Trade Association (MMTA), will host the second-annual environmental conference for the region’s marine industry on March 11, 2020. The Southern New England Marine Industry Environmental Conference will focus both on practical approaches and a forward-looking vision on environmental issues marine businesses in the region ...

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NMMA workforce initiative showcased at guidance counselor conference

NMMA launched a workforce branding effort last weekend in Boston by exhibiting at an annual conference targeting school guidance counselors. With an audience of more than 3,600 attendees, the ‘Explore Careers in the Boating Industry’ booth touched more than 1,500 visitors over three days -- touting our industry as a career to be considered by middle and high school students. ...

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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 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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