Boating BC Speakers

 

New Speakers Confirmed for Boating BC Conference

Shelley McIvor, Managing Director, Quadrant Marine Institute
Marine Service Technician Training in BC
 
Quadrant Marine Institute delivers BC's Marine Service Technician program in Sidney and Vancouver. Broad training plus skill assessment on the shop floor provides a foundation for any career in marine trades. Shelley will address the importance of workforce development for our industry as a whole and provide an opportunity for the local marine service industry to both support and engage in the program's future developments.
 
Shelley is a professional communication strategist with international experience consulting for the recreational marine service industry. Since joining the Quadrant team, she applies her strategies to reinforcing the connections between the marine service industry and Marine Service Technician training.
 
 Guy Ellis, Dean, School of Transportation, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
Marine Mechanical Technician Apprenticeship Program; Where to From Here?
 
With thirteen years of post-secondary experience specific to trades training - including the position of Dean, Faculty of Trades and Applied Technology at Vancouver Island University (VIU) - Guy Ellis knows the value of working collaboratively with industry. Currently the Dean, School of Transportation at BCIT, where the Marine Mechanical Technician apprenticeship program is soon to enter its second year, Guy will share a brief update and future plans for the program including opportunities for the recreational marine industry and BCIT to continue to collaborate to ensure the program’s success.

2015 Boating BC Conference presented by Mercury Marine
November 24 + 25, Pacific Gateway Hotel, Richmond BC
 
Registration Fees (includes all speakers, reception, networking events and meals):
Boating BC Members: $249
Non-Members: $299

More info here:  http://www.boatingbc.ca/conference-speakers-bios#mcivor

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VOLVO PENTA NAMES TONY KELLEHER VICE PRESIDENT FOR CUSTOMER SUPPORT AND TRAINING

Tony Kelleher 400Volvo Penta of the Americas today announced the appointment of Tony Kelleher as vice president for customer support and training. 

“Tony Kelleher will lead the customer support and product training teams to further expand and strengthen our partner network capabilities,” said Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas. “During his tenure as head of our leisure marine business segment, he and his team have made great strides in strengthening our business and relationships with partners and customers. His collaborative approach has developed positive rapport among U.S. and international team members, as well as OEMs and dealer partners.”  READ MORE