Registration Open: Level 1 Marine Service Technician Training starts in September

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  • 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 16 and Level 1 is filling up fast.

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

Welcome back Levels 2 & 3 & 4. Check your email in August for your start dates and level details.

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!

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

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!

Two-Year Project Contract: Marine Service Technician Competency Assessment Facilitation

Quadrant is looking for a qualified contractor

Quadrant Marine Institute is looking for an independent Competency Assessment Facilitator (CAF) contractor for a two-year project (February 2017 - December 2018). The project will explore the diverse scope of BC’s recreational marine service industry and document the training and support needs of the companies and professional technicians who work in that sector.

Project Roles & Responsibilities

As a member of the project team, the CAF contractor will conduct fieldwork, documentation and reporting required to successfully meet the project scope, timeline and budget:

§  Facilitate and track workplace mentoring, on-the-job training plans, and competency assessment with currently registered (MST) employers and apprentices

§  Profile BC marine service industry demographics following the project design

§  Develop CAF support tools and processes in line with the project objectives

The CAF contractor will schedule and visit BC marine service companies, trades people and apprentices to complete onsite fieldwork. Travel within BC (mostly Vancouver Island and the lower mainland) is required. Documentation and reporting are a continual part of this contract. Reporting to the project manager, the CAF contractor will contribute feedback and collaborate to meet project objectives and improve outcomes.

Your Qualifications

You have a thorough working knowledge of the BC recreational marine service industry with an MST ticket (or equivalent) and 10+ years experience in the marine industry.

Communication skills are one of your strengths (interpersonal, oral, and written English).

You have demonstrated successful leadership and management abilities.

You are organized and work equally well independently and in collaboration with a team.

You enjoy challenges involving troubleshooting and critical thinking.

You have a valid BC driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience specific to on-the-job training, mentoring, or supervision; competency assessment or trades training/education.

About Quadrant

Quadrant Marine Institute is a private Canadian marine trades training organization that is owned and operated by boatyard employers and marine service professionals. We are dedicated to the delivery of apprenticeship technical training and work-based competency assessment for the recreational marine service industry. Our program is based in Sidney and Vancouver; our graduates proudly hold BC Marine Service Technician journeyperson credentials.


This contract offers competitive consultant/contractor compensation plus travel expenses for this 0.5 FTE position.

How to apply

Any questions about the contract can be directed to Apply by email with a cover letter and resume. Posting closes February 10th, 2017.