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Workforce Development: How can the industry help?

By Sarah Devlin Content Director, American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Following up on “Workforce Development: What’s Available” (July issue of Boating Industry), we explore how the industry can support workforce development. This is the final in a three-part series, based on a survey this magazine conducted in the spring of 2021. Neil Collins was an auto mechanic in Maine ...

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Massachusetts Marine Trades Association workforce solutions amendment passes

Massachusetts Governor Charlie 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 funds were introduced via Budget Amendments sponsored in the House by ...

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ABYC Foundation’s virtual Educator Training Conference underway

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Over 100 educators and marine industry professionals representing 24 states, Canada, Bermuda, Germany, and the British Virgin Islands, logged in yesterday morning to participate in the ABYC Foundation’s second Educator Training Conference (ETC), which continues today. Participants will spend the time online to discuss best practices for teaching marine service technology at secondary and post-secondary schools. Registration remains open. Those ...

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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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ABYC Educator Training Conference gets underway July 20-22

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ABYC's annual Educator Training Conference will be held virtually next week, July 20-22. Designed for high school and post-secondary instructors, as well as boating industry leaders that want to get more involved in creating a strong future workforce, anyone involved in the marine tech space is encouraged to attend. Agenda topics and the speaker lineup for the 2021 ABYC Educator Training Conference ...

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Workforce Development: What’s available

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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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Mercury Racing awards trade scholarships

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Mercury Racing awarded its third annual Excellence in Trade scholarships to a pair of Wisconsin high school students, Ryan Beck of New Holstein, and Caleb Cochran of Eden, for $5,000 each. The goal of the awards is to alleviate the financial stress of post-secondary education and support the continued growth of skilled tradespeople in the boating community.  "This is the ...

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ABYC announces return of free webinar series

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Due to the success of its free informational webinars offered last year, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is rebooting the series, starting June 17 with “Fuel System Troubleshooting: Basics of identifying fuel-related engine problems.” The webinar series, which covers a range of technical and business topics, will be offered every third Thursday of the month. “We initially started the ...

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ABYC announces agenda, speaker lineup for 2021 Educator Training Conference

ABYC Foundation announced the agenda and speaker lineup for its Educator Training Conference, taking place virtually July 20-22, 2021. An early bird promotion for registrants to receive free access to ABYC's online learning course, Basic Marine Electrical and Corrosion Mitigation (regular price $265), ends this Saturday, May 15. The virtual conference is designed forhigh school and post-secondary instructors, as well as boating industry leaders ...

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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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