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Suzuki to build new U.S. marine technical center

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. announced plans for its future Suzuki Marine Technical Center USA, scheduled to be built on a 20-acre waterfront property in Panama City, Fla.  While the official launch date for this project is still unknown, Suzuki is currently finishing renovations on existing building sites on the property. "As a mobility company, Suzuki is about empowering people ...

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No end in sight for labor shortage

By Jonathan Sweet A recent study from The Conference Board paints a disturbing picture of the future of blue-collar labor. For markets like the boating industry that are already facing major shortages, that’s a concerning development. Most notably, the study’s authors say the labor shortage will last until at least 2030 and could develop into the worst labor shortage in ...

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MTAM celebrates continued on-the-job training success

"This is the first job I’ve had that I get up in the morning and I am excited to go to work,” said Hunter Granger of Pocket Yacht Company. Granger recently completed the Marine Trades Association of Maryland’s (MTAM) six-week On-the-job Training (OJT) Program with Pocket Yacht Company in Chester, Md. He heard about the program through the Introduction to ...

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Eastport Yacht Club Foundation hosts 10th annual Marine Career Expo

The Eastport Yacht Club (EYC) Foundation’s 10th Annual Marine Career Expo took place at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. The event was sponsored by the Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM) and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and run with the help of EYC volunteers and Anne Arundel County Public Schools staff. Organizers ...

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Maryland trade association celebrates training success

The Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM) recently celebrated the success of another on-the-job trainee in the marine segment. Coty Murray recently completed his six-week on-the-job training with Hartge Yacht Harbor in Galesville, Md. Murray’s on-the-job training took place in the winter, which MTAM says is contrary to what is sometimes believed outside the industry, and is not a time ...

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Yamaha expands technical school partnership program

Yamaha recently expanded its Technical School Partnership program in Arkansas with the grand opening of National Park College’s (NPC) new Marine Technology building, Jan. 30. The 7,500-square-foot facility includes a classroom and workshop space for students to train with the latest marine technology. “Yamaha maintains a strong commitment to developing the next generation of marine technicians and answering the industry’s ...

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Mercury Marine partners with Great Lakes Boat Building School for maintenance program

Mercury Marine and its training division, Mercury University, announced a partnership with Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville, Mich., to offer students a 12‑month, 42‑credit‑hour Mercury Marine Maintenance Program beginning with the fall 2020 semester. Mercury and the school announced their partnership at a special ceremony sponsored by the school and the Michigan Boating Industries Association at the Progressive Detroit ...

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Brunswick Corporation named to Forbes list of Best Employers for Diversity

 Brunswick Corporation has been recognized by Forbes and Statista as one of the Best Employers for Diversity in 2020.  Brunswick’s Top-500 ranking is now live on Forbes.com, highlighting the company’s commitment to diversity across its entire global workforce. “We are honored to be recognized on the Best Employers for Diversity list,” said Brenna Preisser, Brunswick Corporation Chief Human Resources Officer. “Diversity ...

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Boating BC announces scholarship recipients

Eight students have been awarded the Glenn Spartz Scholarship from Boating BC in order to further pursue their careers in the marine industry. Created specifically in response to the growing demand for skilled marine trades, the scholarship directly supports individuals working towards their educational and career goals. “As our industry continues to grow, one of the challenges we face is ...

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NMMA launches new workforce reference guide

Many industries today, including the recreational boating industry, are facing a critical shortfall of qualified workers. NMMA has developed the Best Practices Reference Guide, Tips and Tools to Retain and Grow Your Workforce, to help navigate proven hiring and retention practices successfully used within the recreational boating industry. "As you evaluate your strategy to recruit and retain employees, it’s important to ...

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