West Coast Boatyard Association hosts NMEA training in Vancouver

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The West Coast Boatyard Association is hosting their annual NMEA training in Vancouver this spring with discounts for members and apprentices. Register now: February 26 - March 01, 2019.

26 Feb NMEA Basic Marine Electronics Installer

27 Feb Basic NMEA2000 Network Course

28 Feb NMEA Advanced Marine Electronics Installer

01 Mar Advanced NMEA2000 Network Course

For more details see: westcoastboatyard.ca/events

How to be a Journeyperson MST at age 20

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Austin Edwards told students and parents at the Saanich School’s “Parents as Informed Partners” night how he completed his 4-year Marine Service Technician Ticket before his 21st birthday. By starting his trades training at Quadrant while he was in Grade 11 at Parkland Secondary, he got credit towards high school and MST technical training at the same time. Quadrant is just one of the training partners with Saanich Schools where Dual Credit students like Austin can fast track their career goals.

Austin completed his advanced competencies and final exam this past spring. He works at Raven Marine in Sidney and specializes in mechanical systems installations.

Congratulations Austin!

Quadrant's New Granville Island Classroom hosts Fire Extinguisher Training Certification


Have you ever put out a live fire? Do you know when you should try a fire extinguisher and when you just need to get out? What should you be looking out for when you’re working in marinas and boatyards?

Level One MST Training starts off with fire extinguisher training certification that includes putting out a live fire.


AND, we have a new office and classroom on Granville Island at 1806 Maritime Mews.

A big shout out to SKOOKUM YACHT SERVICES and PILOT MARINE YACHT SERVICES for making the much needed renovation project happen in time for classes!

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!