MST Training

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


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.

Vancouver Registration Open: Level One Marine Service Technician Training

Hey Vancouver! It's time to register your employees for the Marine Service Technician (MST) apprenticeship.

Level 1 classes start October 26th on Granville Island. They will continue on Wednesday evenings until completion of Level 1 in May.

Welcome back Level 2 & 3. Level 2 starts again on Tuesday, October 4th and Level 3 starts on Thursday, October 6th.

Help your staff in their career by:

·       broadening their knowledge of all aspects of recreational vessels

·       developing advanced competency in work that is the focus of your business

·       achieving a trade qualification (a BC provincial MST journeyperson ticket)

Act now and make a difference in your employee’s career.

Call Roger @ 778-960-4229 for more information. We would be happy to meet with you and your potential apprentice to discuss how the program will work to your mutual benefit.

Registration is underway and class size is limited to 15, so please give us a call and we will assist with documentation.

Application forms found here.