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Last chance to register for workforce session at IBEX

A new Super Session has been added to the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) educational lineup. Challenges & Solutions for Workforce Development will feature workforce experts and industry stakeholders from around the country who will speak about existing programs used by other industries to fill the talent pipeline, share real-life examples, teach how to train for soft-skills, and more. ...

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Marine Industries Association hosts Boys and Girls Club members

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) recently welcomed 70 high school students who attend the Boys and Girls Club Broward County (BGCBC) program to its headquarters in downtown Fort Lauderdale. A panel of young marine industry professionals discussed various career paths, jobs, and the benefits of working in an exciting and growing industry. “We want all BGCBC members ...

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Massachusetts continues funding marine industry workforce development

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker formally approved the state’s budget with continued funding for the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association’s (MMTA) Workforce Development and Career Technical Education program. MMTA’s workforce program will receive $100,000 in Fiscal Year 2020, a move which drew applause from NMMA. The MMTA has made strong progress on delivering workforce solutions for Massachusetts’ recreational boating industry. Part of ...

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NMMA workforce initiative showcased at guidance counselor conference

NMMA launched a workforce branding effort last weekend in Boston by exhibiting at an annual conference targeting school guidance counselors. With an audience of more than 3,600 attendees, the ‘Explore Careers in the Boating Industry’ booth touched more than 1,500 visitors over three days -- touting our industry as a career to be considered by middle and high school students. ...

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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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