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Correct Craft hosts meeting with Congressman Darren Soto

Correct Craft, in partnership with the National Association of Manufacturers and the National Marine Manufacturers Association, hosted a meeting with U.S. Representative Darren Soto. After touring Correct Craft’s Nautique boat building plant, Congressman Soto and Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin discussed various national issues and how they impact Correct Craft, the boating industry and the broader business community. NAM representatives ...

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Georgia state lawmakers vist Chaparral

Georgia State Senator Tyler Harper and Representative Penny Houston recently toured Chaparral Boats Inc.’s facility in Nashville, Georgia. During their visit, Senator Harper and Representative Houston went through the plant and saw the boat manufacturing process first-hand. An agriculture engineer graduate from the University of Georgia, Harper engaged with Chaparral founder Buck Pegg and the entire team throughout his tour, ...

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House appropriations spending bill would boost workforce funding

The House Appropriations Committee released its proposed Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) funding bill, which would bolster workforce development initiatives. Securing robust funding for the Department of Labor’s workforce programs to help address the recreational boating industry’s shortfall of qualified workers is a top NMMA priority, and the association applauded the ...

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NMMA announces workforce development opportunities for members

As the NMMA works towards addressing the industry’s growing workforce challenges, we have created two new opportunities for NMMA members to help expand awareness for jobs in boating and engage/educate companies in solutions to recruit new hires. At the end of June, the NMMA is taking part at an annual conference for school guidance counselors, the ASCA Annual Conference.  The objective ...

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ABYC announces Educator Training Conference

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) announced their inaugural “Marine Service Technology: Educator Training Conference” to be held July 23-25, 2019 in Annapolis, Maryland. The three day conference will feature specific topics to enhance the knowledge, delivery and support of marine instructors and school administrators around the country. “Whether you have been teaching marine tech for years, or are thinking ...

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More schools support marine industry workforce development

Four new schools have enrolled in the American Boat & Yacht Council’s "Fundamentals of Marine Service Technology” curriculum program during the month of September. The program was built to help secondary and post-secondary schools easily implement standards based marine service curriculum, with an inland or coastal focus. Additionally, a nationally recognized competency certificate is available for program completers who successfully ...

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MBIA boosts workforce development awareness with new video

The latest effort by the Michigan Boating Industries Association to bring about marine workforce and career path awareness includes the commissioning of a video visualizing the appealing setting in which many in the marine industry work – on the water. “Like many industries, we’re facing a severe shortage of workers in the marine industry,” said MBIA Executive Director Nicki Polan. ...

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NNMA applauds bipartisan efforts to improve workforce development

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump signed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act into law. The bipartisan workforce development legislation reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act and improves career and technical education to equip Americans with the skills they need to compete for in-demand jobs. The National Marine Manufacturers Association worked ...

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Magic Tilt Trailers talks tariffs, workforce with Congressional representative

Magic Tilt Trailers’ President and CEO, Craig Clawson, recently met with Congressman Crist in Clearwater, Fla., to discuss key issues facing the industry, particularly tariffs and worker shortages. According to Clawson, “Tariffs are pushing up our costs, forcing us to increase our prices and squeezing our margins.” After the meeting,  Crist toured the Magic Tilt plant and chatted with employees. ...

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Massachusetts workforce bill would help state’s marine industry

A workforce solutions amendment to the Massachusetts Senate Budget Bill recently passed in the state senate. The bill would allocate $100,000 to the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA). Amendment 301 will also allow the marine industry in Massachusetts to become more competitive with neighboring states while keeping marine jobs within the state. It would also help build build and support ...

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