The Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust (MMTET), working with the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA), have produced a new video highlighting the boating industry, with a focus on industry jobs in Massachusetts, which leads viewers to a new website.
Recognizing the importance of workforce development within the boating industry in Massachusetts, the MMTET has made this issue a top priority. The website will highlight three main initiatives:
Jobs – are listed on an updated jobs board for its members to post job searches;
Educational Partners – are highlighted with links and information on the boating industry training that each offers;
Scholarship Opportunities – that are available to those attending boating industry training are posted.
“Our industry is severely challenged by a nationwide shortage of marine technicians," said Ed Lofgren, chairman for the Educational Trust.
Lofgren has been a champion for workforce development within the boating industry for close to 50 years.
"This shortage represents a major growth inhibitor in our region; there are hundreds of vacancies for boat and motor technicians right here in Massachusetts," Lofgren said. "Our video and new website encourages people to join our industry and help to fill these well-paying, recession-proof, enjoyable positions.”