Campbell Black receives Maritime Excellence Award

Lieutenant Governor of BC, Her Honour Judith Guichon with Campbell Black. Photo courtesy of Marianne Scott, used with permission.

Lieutenant Governor of BC, Her Honour Judith Guichon with Campbell Black. Photo courtesy of Marianne Scott, used with permission.

Every year the Maritime Museum of BC presents the SS Beaver medals for outstanding contributions to BC's marine industry. One of this year's awards goes to Campbell Black for his work as one of the founders and leaders of Quadrant Marine Institute's apprenticeship training program for Marine Service Technicians.

The award medals are cast from actual parts of the wreckage of the SS Beaver, the first steam-powered vessel on this coast, wrecked off Vancouver in 1888.

Other 2017 recipients included Mr. Barrie Farrell, Capt. Keith McLaren, Mr. Roland Webb, and S.A.L.T.S (Sail and Life Training Society). Congratulations!

September 2017: Level 1 Marine Service Technician Training in Sidney and Vancouver

  • Training that covers all aspects of recreational marine service

  • Competency assessment tailored to your company work scope

  • Marine Service Technician certification from the Province of BC

Register now - Class size is limited to 15 and Level 1 is filling up fast.

Application forms found here. Contact us if you need assistance.

Welcome back Levels 2 & 3 & 4. Check you email this week for your start dates and level details.

Register Now: ABYC Electrical & Corrosion Courses in Sidney, BC

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Raven Marine is hosting 2 ABYC courses in Sidney, BC in partnership with Quadrant Marine Institute and the West Coast Boatyard Association:

Marine Electrical Certification October 23 - 26, 2017 http://abycinc.org/events/event_list.asp

Marine Corrosion Certification March 12 – 16, 2018 (registration will open in fall 2017 so stay tuned).

Note: ABYC prefers technicians to have electrical certification prior to taking corrosion certification.

This is the first time courses are offered on Vancouver Island. Seats are limited—register now.

For Sidney hotel deals and information contact smcivor@quadrantmarine.com

Delta Secondary School's Cardboard Boat Builders Win $2800 cash prize

Congratulations to the 4-member team MYTHIC REBORN, winners of the first #DeltaCareerFair cardboard boat race.

And a special shout out to our local marine service companies who were part of Quadrant's silver sponsorship team of judges and mentors:

Harry Tobin - Yacht Care Systems

Bo Spiller & Ryan Galovich - Commodore's Boats

Bill Ede - Pirate Boats

Runner's up

Runner's up

1st place winners

1st place winners

How would you build a cardboard boat? Team Advisors & Race Judges Needed

Marine Service Technicians are sponsoring the cardboard boat races at the Delta Trades & Technology Fair. Team advisors and race judges are needed for this fun skills competition.

Thursday, April 27 @ the Sungod Recreation Centre in Delta 3 - 8 pm.

Ten teams of four, from grades 10 - 12, have 2 hours to build cardboard + duct tape boats before racing them across the Sungod pool.

image source: RMR: Rick at the Cardboard Boat Races, YouTube, 18 Mar 2105.

image source: RMR: Rick at the Cardboard Boat Races, YouTube, 18 Mar 2105.

Watch the full video of Rick Mercer racing with students at the Skills Canada competition in Waterloo, ON:   https://youtu.be/rk1OqNkZh0g

Think you can help float these boats? Contact Roger: rboulet@quadrantmarine.com

#DeltaCareerFair