Breaking News: Level 1 MST Training in Nanaimo February 2019!

Whole-boat training is a solid foundation for careers in marine service: Industry asked for it; Quadrant delivers it; & the Industry Training Authority will help fund it.

For the first time, Quadrant will deliver MST in a block release training in Nanaimo to serve the small craft/recreational marine industry from Duncan to Port Hardy and Port Alberni to the Sunshine Coast. In close collaboration with marine service businesses and school district career counsellors, we’ll run direct entry Level One Marine Service Technician training for apprentices with employer sponsors.

The MST program provides whole-boat training across the entire scope of the Small Craft/Recreational Marine Service Industry. Seats are limited to 16 and a number are already filled. Register now! For assistance or more information contact smcivor@quadrantmarine.com

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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!

Careers in the Recreational Marine Industry! Sidney Boat Show this Weekend.

Enjoy the sun this weekend on the docks at Port Sidney Marina for the annual BC Yacht Broker's Boat Show. 

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Climb aboard the show vessels, talk to knowledgeable brokers, service providers & product manufacturers. Many of our marine service employer partners are hiring and this is a great way to meet a number of them in one place.

See you there!