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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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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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ABYC Foundation seeks nominations for Educator of the Year

The ABYC Foundation is seeking nominations for its Educator of the Year Award, honoring an outstanding instructor who is shaping future marine service technicians. Candidates should be currently teaching marine service technology for recreational boats in a high school, post-secondary school or corporate setting. “We had a strong pool of candidates for last year’s Educator of the Year Award and we are excited to ...

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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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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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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 hires new VP of finance

The Landing School in Arundel, Maine, has welcomed Kate Baldwin, a 20+ year veteran of the financial industry, as its new Vice-President of Finance. Hired on February 1, Kate has already had a positive impact on the team within her first month. Prior to joining The Landing School, Kate worked with Stone Coast Fund Services in Portland, Maine, and is a ...

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