Boating BC

Oct 1, 2019

Nine students from British Columbia have been awarded Glenn Spartz Scholarships from Boating BC in order to further pursue their careers in the marine industry.
Created specifically in response to the growing demand for skilled marine trades, the scholarship directly supports individuals working towards their educational and career goals.
“Our industry has experienced significant growth in the recent years and as a result, faces a shortage of qualified marine mechanical technicians,” said Boating BC President Don Prittie. “The Glenn Spartz Scholarhip is one means of assisting individuals who are pursuing a career in the boating industry.”
Each scholarship recipient receives up to $2,000 towards their education, and are all entering Level-one of the Marine Mechanical Technician (MMT) Program at the BC Institute of Technology or the Motorcycle & Marine Technician Foundation Program at Vancouver Island University.
The nine scholarship recipients include:
Dan Kennedy – Sidney, BC
Employer: South Island Marine 
Kayla James – Duncan, BC
Employer: Monti’s Marine & Motorsports
Max Erwin – Prince Rupert, BC
Employer: Bridgeview Marine
Paul McCabe – Duncan, BC
Employer: N/A

Sean McAuley – Tofino, BC
Employer: Rod’s Power & Marine

Steve Riley – Vancouver, BC
Employer: Bluewater Rigging
Travis Clayton – Duncan, BC
Employer: Dean’s Marine
William Mark – Nanaimo, BC
Employer: N/A

Michael Taylor – Nanaimo, BC
Employer: Stones Boatyard

The Glenn Spartz Scholarship is a collaborative initiative led by Boating BC with contributing partners from the marine propulsion sector including: Mercury Marine, Volvo Penta, Yamaha, BRP/Evinrude and Suzuki Marine.  It is named in honour of a former Boating BC board member who was instrumental in establishing the MMT program.

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Boating BC Association represents the recreational boating industry across British Columbia and is comprised of more than 300-member businesses. The Association offers counsel on business and governance issues, as well as representing and advocating on behalf of the boating industry to all levels of government. 

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