This week we had the pleasure of offering four days of small craft/recreational industry training for a dedicated group of women in the Camosun College Maritime Trade Sampler Courses. The students have been touring local marine businesses and engaging in hands-on lessons and explorations with our instructors.
Day 1: Monday, the women were learning about adhesives and trying their hand at using marine Sikaflex.
Day 2: Tuesday was all about composites, such as fiberglass and carbon fiber.
Day 3: Wednesday morning the women got to take apart and check out the insides of outboard motors. In the afternoon, they went on a boat tour to see local businesses from the water, as well as the sheer number of recreational and small craft in the area. They finished up the afternoon with a tour of Kristi Benwell’s business Liquid Metal to have a look the boats she and her crew are busy building and maintaining.
Day 4: Thursday the women learned about marine electrical systems using multimeters, and wiring series and parallel DC electrical circuits.
Thanks to all our dedicated instructors from Gartside Marine Engines, Pilot Marine Yacht Services, Blackline Marine, and Nordik Marine Surveyors, and a big shout out to Chris and Guy from the Piers Island Ferry services for the harbour tour.