Tag Archives: Training

Brunswick Boat Group hosts annual training course

Sea Ray, Bayliner and Heyday recently came together in St. Augustine, Florida for a week-long, hands-on gelcoat repair training course.  “Our instructional program is designed to train techs from our dealer partners so that they can be more efficient with their warranty service while ensuring that they deliver a high-quality repair,” said Tammie Chapman, Senior Manager, Warranty, Brunswick Boat Group. ...

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Gage Marine and GLBBS showcase marine trade careers

Gage Marine and Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) of Cedarville, Mich. are collaborating with the goal of promoting postsecondary opportunities in the marine industry. The Marine Trades Showcase will begin at the Gage Marine WI-50 location on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 10 a.m. and will culminate with a boat cruise from their marina on Lake Geneva. This event ...

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NMEA to train U.S., Canadian Coast Guard personnel

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced that it has been awarded contracts to train both the U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Coast Guard personnel on installation of marine electronics. The training sessions will be the same four-day, in-person training events that NMEA offers to its members and the general public, which include the Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI), ...

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Great Lakes Boat Building School receives EDA Grant

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.7 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Great Lakes Boat Building School, in Cedarville, Michigan, to construct a 10,000-square-foot school expansion, establish new boat-docking infrastructure and purchase additional marine electronics testing equipment. This project will more than double training capacity ...

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Mercury Marine partners with high schools for workforce development

Mercury Marine achieves Green Masters designation

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation, has provided its Mercury University curriculum along with 90hp FourStroke outboard engines and tools to high schools in Florida, New York and Virginia to help prepare the next generation of marine service technicians and address the industry’s workforce shortage. In a survey conducted by the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas prior to ...

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ABYC to host third Educator Training Conference

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The ABYC Foundation is hosting its third Educator Training Conference July 21-22, 2022. The two-day virtual conference is designed for high school and post-secondary instructors and administrators who either are teaching or are thinking about teaching marine service technology in their schools. Marine industry leaders who are interested in addressing workforce development are also encouraged to attend to connect with ...

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ABYC Foundation hosts Marine Trades Accreditation webinar

In January, the ABYC Foundation launched the first official Marine Trades Accreditation Program (MTAP) for schools teaching marine service. A free informational webinar will take place Thursday, Feb. 24, at 12 p.m. EST to review the MTAP program and address questions from administrators and teachers, as well as industry professionals interested in sharing news with their local schools. MTAP is ...

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AMI names new CMM, CMO and board members

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The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) Training Institute held its awards ceremony for new Certified Marina Managers (CMMs) and Certified Marina Operators (CMOs) Wednesday, February 2, at the annual AMI Conference & Expo held in Daytona Beach, Florida. This year the institute welcomed sixteen new CMMs and three new CMOs to this elite group of marina management professionals. There are ...

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ABYC Foundation creates Marine Trades Accreditation Program

After two years of research, consultation, and fine-tuning, the ABYC Foundation launched the first official Marine Trades Accreditation Program (MTAP) for schools teaching marine service. MTAP is designed to ensure quality training that is aligned with industry needs, at both high school and post-secondary schools, ultimately creating a bigger and stronger pipeline for much needed entry-level workers. “Having an employee ...

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2021 Best in Class: Best Training

Mark's Marine, Inc.Hayden, Idaho The COVID-19 pandemic presented a new list of challenges to getting training accomplished in 2020, yet that didn’t stop Mark’s Marine from facing the challenges head on to ensure its team was prepared for success. With an ongoing transition through a succession plan, as well as shifting job roles around to accommodate additional growth in various ...

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