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


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

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

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:

Think you can help float these boats? Contact Roger:





New CAF contractor for greater Vancouver and the Island

Quadrant welcomes Roger Boulet as our new competency assessment facilitator for the greater Vancouver area and Vancouver Island.


Roger is a Journeyman Marine Service Technician, a local marine service business owner and an MST apprentice sponsor. His broad experience in the marine industry make him a great addition to our dedicated team of board members and instructors.

Sincere thanks to Campbell Black and David West for their commitment to successful apprentices and employer partnerships. Their hard work will make Roger's transition smooth.

Welcome aboard Roger!