Oct 23, 2018

AustinAustin Edwards told students and parents at the Saanich School’s “Parents as Informed Partners” night how he completed his 4-year Marine Service Technician Ticket before his 21st birthday. By starting his trades training at Quadrant while he was in Grade 11 at Parkland Secondary, he got credit towards high school and MST technical training at the same time. Quadrant is just one of the training partners with Saanich Schools where Dual Credit students like Austin can fast track their career goals.

Austin completed his advanced competencies and final exam this past spring. He works at Raven Marine in Sidney and specializes in mechanical systems installations.

You can do it too! The Quadrant Marine’s apprenticeship program trains Marine Service Technicians for careers in the recreational marine industry. Technology is always changing and on-board systems are increasingly complex. The range of required skills and opportunities is extremely diverse as companies’ needs range from full service to highly specialized. Marine Service Technicians work in composites, wood and metal on sail and power vessels from kayaks to yachts.

Join us as we build and market British Columbia as a Marine Service Centre Of Excellence.

Become a BC Marine Technician, it’s an incredibly rewarding career and there are a ton of job opportunities for young professionals. Marine Service Technicians (MSTs) are usually employed by marinas, repair yards, boat builders and specialty marine businesses that provide equipment, repair, and maintenance services. Quadrant developed the British Columbia MST apprenticeship training program to expose trainees to all aspects of the repair and maintenance of recreational and small commercial vessels. Specialization comes with practical skill development in the workplace. The MST training program covers 12 areas of study and emphasizes practical skill through competency-based training and assessment. Our instructors are marine industry experts with extensive experience in their particular fields.

For further information please visit: http://www.quadrantmarine.com/bcmst

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Fugawi logoIn their recent newsletter on November 7, Fugawi has announced that downloadable charts sales will be available ONLY until November 30, 2018.

As of Friday, November 30, 2018 Fugawi.com will no longer sell downloadable charts, renewals, or content for use with navigation software and apps.

For those who have existing subscriptions, the site will be operational until December 31, 2019 and your Fugawi.com account will remain accessible.

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NEW KID ON THE BLOCK - CANADA’S ARCTIC TALL SHIP, NORTH STAR INDUCTED INTO THE NW PASSAGE HALL OF FAME

North StarCanada's Arctic tall ship, North Star of Herschel Island, was inducted into the NW Passage Hall of Fame at the Annual Arctic Awards Gala at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. The ship is currently moored at the Vancouver Maritime Museum's Heritage Harbour.

North Star is the last of the sailing ships involved in Canada's Arctic fur trade, originally owned and operated by two Inuit trappers from 1935 until 1961 she was subsequently chartered by both the Diefenbaker and Pierre Trudeau governments to assert Canadian Arctic sovereignty.
 
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BLUE GUARD INNOVATIONS SMART SWITCHES & SENSORS DEBUT AT METSTRADE

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The innovative, patented range of solid state smart switches and sensors detect oil and fuel as well as water in the bilge and engine compartments, preventing them from accidentally discharging overboard.

The flagship product in the BGI range, the BG-One, (shown here) was the winner of the product innovation award in the Mechanical Systems category at IBEX last month...

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The durable titanium-ceramic OceanX coating, which is applied using a state-of-the-art electro-deposition process and covers the entire drive assembly, makes the Volvo Penta drives four times more resistant to galvanic corrosion.

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