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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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Congressman tours Scout Boats, holds workforce roundtable

On Monday, Representative Joe Cunningham (D-SC-1) met with recreational boating industry leaders – including representatives from Scout Boats, Sportsman Boats Manufacturing, Zodiac, Stingray Boats, and NMMA – at Scout Boats’ facility in Summersville, S.C. to discuss the recreational boating industry’s workforce challenges and infrastructure needs. Congressman Cunningham also toured Scout Boats’ plant prior to the roundtable discussion – which includes ...

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MIASF announces yacht service apprenticeship program

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) is working with the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) and Atlantic Technical College (ATC) to establish the State’s first registered Yacht Service Technician Apprenticeship. The two-year program will give apprentices a basic set of shipyard skills to jump start a career in the marine industry. So far, four South Florida shipyards have ...

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Mercury Racing awards Future Tech scholarship

Mercury Racing has awarded its inaugural Future Tech education scholarship to local high school student Matt Dudarenke of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The goal of the $1,200 scholarship is to alleviate financial stress of post-secondary education for prospective future Mercury Racing technicians. Companies such as Mercury Racing rely on skilled individuals with a strong work ethic and passion to build and ...

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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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Evinrude makes major donation to ABYC to combat technician shortage

Evinrude, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and the National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA) announced today that Evinrude will donate two million dollars’ worth of Evinrude ETEC G2 3.4L V6 outboard engines to the ABYC Foundation supporting next generation marine technician training. The donation, which is the largest of its kind in history, will support students in high schools ...

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NMMA to expand Boating Career Day efforts at 2019 boat shows

Following the success of its Boating Career Days held during select 2018 NMMA Boat and Sportshows, NMMA will expand upon the effort in 2019 to include a new job fair component for consumers seeking employment in the recreational marine industry. The new expanded Boating Career Day will be held at NMMA’s Progressive Insurance Atlanta, New York, and New England shows ...

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Barletta welcomes local schools for manufacturing days

Eighth-graders learned last week there are good careers available in local industries. Companies partnered with the Horizon Education Alliance to organize industrial tours for nearly 3,000 middle school students in Elkhart County. The week’s effort is being held in conjunction with Manufacturing Day, which actually covers several days. The day usually occurs on the first Friday of October, but because ...

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The US worker crisis

The U.S. is currently in a crisis that is impacting our domestic businesses and will likely have a long-term negative impact on our country. This crisis is impacting almost every U.S. company. It is a crisis that is limiting economic growth and wealth generation in the U.S. and, if not solved, will eventually threaten our national security. In fact, when ...

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