The Workforce Crisis: Government funding builds local training programs

While many government training programs have been less than successful, the government can help address the workforce shortages by advocating for and utilizing funding – specifically on the state and local level. The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association offers a pre-apprenticeship program, funded by Real Jobs Rhode Island, to help provide Rhode Island residents 18 …
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BRP opens new technician training institute

On Friday, BRP (TSX:DOO) marked the opening of its technician training institute within its Sturtevant, Wis., manufacturing facility. This new institute will train dealers and their employees to maintain and repair all BRP vehicles, engines and accessories. Alain Villemure, vice president and general manager of BRP’s Marine Propulsion Systems division and Martin Soucy, vice president of …
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Bass Pro Shops partners with UTI on technician training

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) announced a three-year agreement with Bass Pro Shops to supply boats and accessory equipment to support the marine technician training program at UTI’s Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) campus in Orlando. Through the agreement, Bass Pro Shops will supply seven fully loaded boats and related accessory equipment for use as training aids …
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NMEA partners with ABYC to offer training

SEVERNA PARK, Md. – The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) announced a joint training venture with the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC). This four-day training event will focus two of the days on ABYC marine electrical standards and training, and two days on NMEA marine electronics standards and training. The training event is specifically […]
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ABYC partners with MYMIC to offer members OSHA compliance training

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Surprise Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections around the country have cost marine facilities thousands of dollars in violation penalties. The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has recently partnered with MYMIC Training Technologies, a company that provides safety audits and training, to help ABYC members comply with OSHA requirements and […]
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International Marina Institute fall training courses on wait list

WARREN, R.I. — The International Marina Institute (IMI), the training subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), has sold out its Intermediate Marina Management Course (IMM) and Advanced Marina Management Course (AMM) that are scheduled for November 2015 and December 2015, respectively. IMI will be adding a second IMM class before year-end 2015 to […]
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NMEA to offer installer training at IBEX, METS

For the first time, the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) will be offering their full-day NMEA 2000 installer training course at two of the world’s largest marine equipment shows-IBEX and METS. The sessions will be held one day prior to the opening of each show. The NMEA 2000 network course is primarily targeted for the […]
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JD Schmid joins Sea Ray as director of product training

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Well-known marine trainer JD Schmid has joined Sea Ray as Director of Product Training. Prior to joining Sea Ray, Schmid was a partner at the Sales Institute for Excellence. A longtime member of the recreational boating community, he has successfully started and operated a boat dealership before deepening his involvement with professional […]
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