Tag Archives: MTAM

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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Maryland trade association celebrates training success

The Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM) recently celebrated the success of another on-the-job trainee in the marine segment. Coty Murray recently completed his six-week on-the-job training with Hartge Yacht Harbor in Galesville, Md. Murray’s on-the-job training took place in the winter, which MTAM says is contrary to what is sometimes believed outside the industry, and is not a time ...

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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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Apprenticeship: One approach to tech shortage

Institutions, industry address critical workforce issue The workforce shortage in the marine industry remains in a state of crisis, but companies are taking active steps toward finding and retaining the technicians and skilled laborers of the future. The majority—over 80 percent by some estimation—of marine technicians still gain their core skills through on-the-job training, according to the Marine Career Training ...

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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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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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