Make A Note of These ABYC Learning Opportunities

This spring, the ABYC offers our Canadian readers three valuable learning opportunities. The first is the four-day Marine Electrical Certification course being held in Kingston, Ontario and hosted by Metalcraft Marine. You can register online at http://www.abycinc.org/calendar/eventDetails.cfm?eventID=522 . The course runs from Tuesday, April 17 to Friday, April 20, 2012, from  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM and will be held at the Peachtree Inn, 1187 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario K7M 3E1.

If travel or a four day course doesn't fit your schedule, you can join the ABYC WEBINAR  presented by Nigel Calder entitled, Is Hybrid Propulsion Really More Efficient? PART 1.

Again, you can register online. Go to http://www.abycinc.org/calendar/eventDetails.cfm?eventID=523 . This WEBINAR will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 starting at 12:00 PM Eastern and you can join it online in your office or at home.

Next is the WEBINAR again presented by Nigel Calder, Is Hybrid Propulsion Really More Efficient? PART 2 .

Register online at http://www.abycinc.org/calendar/eventDetails.cfm?eventID=524 . This WEBINAR will be Wednesday, May 2, 2012, starting at 12:00 PM Noon Eastern.

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