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ABYC Educator Training Conference happening July 20-22

Events, Industry News | June 23, 2021 | By:

The American Boat & Yacht Council’s (ABYC) annual Educator Training Conference takes place virtually July 20-22, 2021. Designed for high school and post-secondary instructors, as well as boating industry leaders who want to get more involved in creating a strong future workforce, anyone involved in the marine tech space is encouraged to attend.

Agenda topics and the speaker lineup include:

  • Market Data to Drive Your Program–Steve Kitchin (New England Institute of Technology), Randall Lyons (Massachusetts Marine Trades Association), Lia Jaros (Maryland Marine Trades Association)
  • Top Skills Marine Service Employers Expect of New Hires–Mike Bonicker (ABYC), Paul Kaplan (Keefe Kaplan Maritime)
  • Connecting My School and Students to the Industry–Holly Ashton (Safe Harbor Marinas), Matt Jones (Diversified Marine Services)
  • Shop Visits–Mike Beamer (Skagit Valley Community College), Ryan Ramsay (Impact Institute), Nate Andrew (The Landing School), Ted Chamberlin (New England Institute of Technology)
  • Outboard Basics–Industry representatives
  • Composites 101–Justin Taylor (The Landing School)
  • Top Tips from the 2020 ABYC Educator of the Year Award Recipients–Stephen Spencer (Palm Beach State College), Maurice Marchand (H. Lavity Stoutt Community College), Ryan Ramsay (Impact Institute)
  • Skills USA: An Invaluable Addition to Your Program–Chelle Travis (Skills USA), Joe Maniscalco (Yamaha), Rob Berenwick (Ocean County Vocational Technical School)
  • Virtual Field Trip: Amazing Marinas and Boatyards–Mike Bonicker (ABYC)
  • Mad Skill Building with Industry Experts–Ed Sherman (ABYC Emeritus), Rob Berenwick (Ocean County Vocational Technical School).

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