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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THOM DAMMRICH RECEIVES WSIA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Thom DammrichThe Watersports Industry Association (WSIA) presented NMMA president Thom Dammrich with its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award during the association’s annual Summit earlier this month. The Lifetime Achievement Award is WSIA's highest honor and recognizes an individual whose career has been dedicated to the progression and promotion of towed water sports. 

The 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented by WSIA's Kevin Michael and Larry Meddock, who both spoke highly of Dammrich, “This man commands respect of every room he goes into. He has great intellect, great advice, and great wisdom.” 

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17 for 17: GRADY-WHITE EXCELS AGAIN IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION RECOGNITION

Grady-White BoatsLong-known in the industry as a leader in customer satisfaction, it’s no surprise Grady-White Boats has again been named a recipient of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award. In its 17th year, the award is the trade association’s top recognition for customer satisfaction with new boats. The 2018 honor represents Grady-White’s 17th consecutive award in the fiberglass outboard boat division each and every year the award has been presented.

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