The International Marina Institute (IMI), the training subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), has sold out its Intermediate Marina Management Course (IMM) and Advanced Marina Management Course (AMM) that are scheduled for November 2015 and December 2015 respectively. IMI will be adding a second IMM class before year-end 2015 to train 18 marina managers that are on a growing wait list. A second AMM class was already scheduled for February 21-26, 2016, in Charleston, SC.
“The growth in the training programs is a result of several strategic items the AMI has been focused on for the last few years. First was to strengthen our relationships with the state and regional trade associations. This has helped us to reach a broader audience when marketing these invaluable training opportunities. Second was a focus on training the US military marinas. The Federal Government is the largest owner of marinas in the US and the Navy is the first step in our interest to train marina managers from all branches of the military. They are mandating that all of their managers complete IMI training and ultimately receive their certification,” said IMI’s training coordinator, Kayce Florio. She noted that overall “This is an incredibly exciting time for IMI as it enters its 30th year of training.”
The complete IMI training calendar is available on the AMI website at www.marinaassociation.org.
IMI—The Institute has been training and certifying marina personnel for almost 30 years and offers courses in Intermediate Marina Management and Advanced Marina Management, as well as providing qualified members with the coveted Certified Marina Manager (CMM) and Certified Marina Operator (CMO) designations. Over 350 marina managers, representing some of the top marinas in the world, have successfully completed IMI certification programs. AMI—The Association is a nonprofit membership organization that provides management training, education, and information about research, legislation, and environmental issues affecting the marina industry. For more information visit www.marinaassociation.org.