Dec 12, 2017

ABYC Logo 2017There is a growing shortage of marine techs all across Canada and the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has a potential solution to attract more young people into the industry.

The ABYC has announced the release of a marine service technology program to help secondary schools implement standards based curriculum with an inland or coastal focus. The curriculum package includes a textbook, instructor guides, PowerPoint presentations, sample test questions and online videos.

“We are thrilled to launch the only standards based curriculum program in the marine industry and meet the needs of high school teachers,” said Ed Sherman ABYC vice president of education. “Furthermore, by partnering with the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI), we can offer a nationally recognized series of exams that will provide successful students with an industry recognized entry-level credential.”

“ABYC’s goal is to make it very easy to implement an engaging marine service training program that will drive interest and help young people pursue rewarding careers in the marine industry,” said Sherman.

Participating schools will gain access to:

• ABYC’s secondary textbook, Fundamentals of Marine Service Technology

• PowerPoint presentations and digital instructor guides to accompany each chapter in the textbook

• Online demonstration videos that can be accessed by the teacher or student

• Access to its vast online catalog of full color still images that instructors can use in creating their own presentations and course content materials

• Test and quiz question bank with several hundred sample questions

• Digital accomplishment badges for students

• Option for NOCTI certification exams

“Before I started using ABYC’s textbook, I had to purchase several marine books to get all the material necessary for my students,” said Rob Berenwick, instructor at Ocean County Vocational Technical School. “ABYC addresses all of our needs in one easy to read, comprehensive book and the new curriculum package will make it even easier for our marine program to excel moving forward.”

ABYC staff has a booth at the Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE) Conference to educate school administrators and guidance counselors about career paths in the marine industry and promote ABYC’s built out curriculum package.

Andy Adams, News Week editor had a conversation with Ed Sherman about this and although this is an American program, we believe it would adapt easily into our Canadian High School system. It would seem a logical program to offer in locations like the Pacific North West, Ontario Cottage Country and many East Coast communities.

To learn more about ABYC’s Marine Service Technology Program visit www.abycinc.org/marineservice.

Changing Scene

  • Prev
At the Newport International Boat Show, Beneteau celebrated the awards received for the new Figaro ...
Beneteau pre-launched their latest sailboats September 4th in Newport, RI. This occasion was ideal ...
On September 7th, an international crew of 60 students from 15 countries boarded the majestic Dutch ...
The Trent-Severn Waterway returns to shoulder season hours as of Tuesday, September 4, 2018 until ...
Beneteau and North Sails will officially launch their partnership next week at a press event in ...
The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) is reminding all members that voting is underway ...
Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced ...
Rossiter is pleased to announce that it will be resuming manufacturing operations later this month ...
Mercury Marine was presented a Wisconsin Business ‘Friend of the Environment’ Award on ...
With a more streamlined approach the nomination process is now simpler than ever! The Boating ...

EDUCATING MARINA MANAGERS IN NORTH AMERICA WITH BOATING BC & IMI

Boating BC

The International Marina Institute (IMI), a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), is working with their affiliate partner Boating BC Association to bring our much sought-after Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) Course to Nanaimo, British Columbia, December 2-6, 2018.

“I am delighted to not only be bringing the IMM course back to the West Coast but to also be bringing it to our neighbors in Canada. Education is the key to success of any business and IMI is always looking for new regions to train marina industry professionals,” said Merritt Alves, IMI training coordinator. READ MORE

 

 

ABYC AND BOAT MANUFACTURERS WORK TO MINIMIZE THE SPREAD OF AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES

ABYC AQUATIS INVASIVE SPECIESThe American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has published a technical information report that provides information regarding Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) with consideration to the design and construction of boats, trailers, engines, components, and accessories in order to minimize the spread of AIS. The report reviews current AIS inspection and decontamination processes and provides best practices and recommendations for manufacturers to reference.

“Developing the AIS technical report was a great collaborative effort between the boating industry and the resource management community,” said Brian Goodwin ABYC technical director. READ MORE

 

TRANSDUCERS USA INTRODUCES EXPANDEDLINE OF TONELIGHT™ SERIES WARNING INDICATORS

Tonlight Warning Indicators

 

 

Transducers USA, has announced the expansion of their Tonelight™ Series of warning indicators to include a family of new models with stainless steel housings. These panel-mounted devices feature a unique combination of audible and LED warning signals. Tonelight annunciators emit both sound and flashing lights, which is especially desirable in environmental conditions with high levels of ambient noise. READ MORE

 

 

People

People
  • Prev
Weems & Plath President Peter Trogdon has announced a “Change of Watch” at the company he ...
North Sails are pleased to announce that Robert Greenhalgh has joined the team. A key hire ...
We are delighted to tell you that Les Sparks is celebrating his 45th anniversary with Mercury ...
“The wind is coming up. Tell the boys they can commence with the race.” Fittingly, these would be ...
BRP, a world leader in powersports, has announced that Tracy Crocker has been appointed to the ...
CMP has announced that Gerald Dyck has joined the firm to further enhance their growing portfolio ...
Lars Ljungström has been appointed to vice president of finance and chief financial officer (CFO) ...
John Alexander Roy passed away quietly at home on August 12 after a short battle with cancer. He ...
Torqeedohas announced that Greg Jung has been appointed vice president of marketing. In ...