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

A fast week with Women In Trades Training Maritime Sampler Classes at Quadrant

We have a new partnership project with Camosun College for their Maritime Trade Sampler Courses. As part of their larger exploration of maritime trades, students spend a week with Quadrant to experience the small craft/recreational side of the industry. This week was dedicated to Women In Trades and we had 13 enthusiastic participants.

Day 1: Abrasives, Adhesives, and Basic Coatings - Sikaflex is an art!

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Day 2: Laminating and repairing laminate damage - composites = chemistry.

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Day 3: Wiring series & parallel DC electrical circuits (& troubleshooting with multimeters).

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Day 4: Onboard systems cover a lot of service work, from outboard motors to large yachts.

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Thanks to all our dedicated instructors from Philbrook’s Boatyard, Pilot Marine Yacht Services, Blackline Marine, and Nordik Marine Surveyors.

Level 1 MST Respirators & Fit Testing: Thanks 3M

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Bridgette and Jan are just two of the dozens of apprentices (& one dedicated administrator!) who passed their respirator education and fit testing before heading off to do marine service training projects.

Special thanks to Peter Asfour & Doug Clements from 3M for their assistance.

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!

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.