Tag Archives: Training

Workforce Development: What’s available

ABYC FOundation Marine Educator of the Year

By Sarah DevlinContent Director, American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Following up on “Workforce Development: Why It Matters,” (May issue of Boating Industry), the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) team has compiled what programs are available for students and industry professionals alike. The third article in this series will address how each of us in the industry can help ...

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The Landing School extends early enrollment deadline

The deadline for The Landing School’s Early Enrollment incentives is on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Those considering an educational experience in Composite Boat Building, Marine Systems, Wooden Boat Building, or Yacht Design have less than a week to qualify for a $500 rebate on tuition for the 2021/22 school year. Internationally acclaimed, The Landing School in southern Maine offers one- and two-year programs for ...

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ABYC announces virtual Educator Training Conference

The ABYC Foundation announced their second Educator Training Conference to be held July 20-22, 2021, in a virtual format. The “train-the-trainer” event is designed for high school and post-secondary instructors and administrators who either are teaching, or are thinking about teaching marine service in their schools, as well as boating industry leaders who want to connect with these influencers.  “We were ...

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The Landing School boosts student career possibilities with video

In an effort to further boost its students’ endeavors to launch their careers when they graduate, The Landing School in Arundel, Maine, has dedicated a section of its website to videos and resumes showcasing its student body. The Student Resume pages include short clips of each participating student discussing their ideal job and their experience, with a resume available under ...

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MRAA launches Training ‘N’ Tactics educational series

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The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced that it will launch a new monthly educational series, Training ‘N’ Tactics (or “TNT” for short), to provide training and foster team development for member dealers. “This new monthly series is designed as a turnkey way for members to introduce a training curriculum in their dealerships,” said Matt Gruhn, MRAA President. “Our ...

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The Landing School readies for second virtual event

The Landing School in Arundel, Maine, has scheduled a second in its series of Virtual Events designed to showcase builders and designers with a strong connection to the school. The next tour and live discussion is INSIDE FRENCH & WEBB on November 17, 2020, at 4:00 (Eastern). All Virtual Events are free and available online for those who cannot attend the live webinar. For ...

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Maine-based marine trades school prepares for opening day

The Landing School in Arundel, Maine, will open for its first day of school on Sept. 8, 2020. Currently the school staff, faculty, and a handful of graduates are prepping the classrooms, shops, and common areas for students returning this fall to train in yacht design, composite boat building, wooden boat building, and marine systems.  Unlike many post-secondary schools around ...

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Digital teacher: Workforce training continues despite pandemic

By Adam Quandt From dealers to manufacturers, filling the ranks for the marine industry workforce has been a large issue facing everyone for some time. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the recreational boating industry — especially dealers — is still looking to add skilled technicians to teams across the board. The key component to getting skilled labor into the industry? ...

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NMEA Summer training goes virtual

The NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association) is now offering live, online summer training to the marine electronics world. The instructor-led installer certification classes are live and last 6 - 8 hours. "The timing will accommodate installers all across the world," said Mark Reedenauer, NMEA's president and executive director. The delivery method for the training is GoToWebinar, where students view and ...

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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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