Boating BC & Quadrant Marine Institute Announce Marine Service Industry Bursary

Here’s the press release for our new financial assistance program for Marine Service Techs thanks to Boating BC. Please help us get the word out!

Vancouver, BC - Boating BC Association and Quadrant Marine Institute today announced a partnership that creates a new bursary program for students enrolled in the Marine Service Technician (MST) Apprenticeship Training Program.

 The initiative will be funded by Boating BC and administered by Quadrant Marine, and will provide financial aid to students while they attend training in a field in which there is an existing skills shortage.

 “We are thrilled about this new partnership, which will help ensure we are filling a very real need in the industry,” said Don Prittie, Boating BC President. “We are in need of certified technicians and we hope this will provide support for MST students to help them complete their training.”

 Boating BC also funds the Glenn Spartz Scholarship for students enrolled in the Marine Mechanical Technician Apprenticeship Program as a means of supporting trades training and attracting new people into the growing recreational boating industry.

Developed by Quadrant Marine and designated by the ITA, the MST apprenticeship training program exposes trainees to all aspects of the repair and maintenance of recreational and small commercial vessels. Specialization comes with practical skill development in the workplace. The program is delivered over four levels (years) in evening classes from September to May in Sidney and Vancouver, plus a new block-release course in Nanaimo.

 “With a growing industry and an aging workforce, it’s critical to promote Marine Service career pathways with credentials,” said Shelley McIvor, Managing Director, Quadrant Marine Institute. “The bursary program will provide financial assistance to those pursuing these career opportunities, and that can only benefit the industry as a whole.”

 Applications for the Marine Service Industry Bursary are now being received. To be eligible, students must be registered with the BC Industry Training Authority and Quadrant Marine Institute. The application deadline is July 31st for students attending school in Sidney and Vancouver and August 30th for Nanaimo.

 To learn more about the MST program, the Marine Service Industry Bursary and to apply, visit: https://www.quadrantmarine.com/apprenticeship/new-marine-service-industry-bursary

 

Quadrant Marine Institute Inc. is a private trades training facility for boat and yacht building, repair, and maintenance. For more than two decades, Quadrant has designed and delivered apprenticeship training for technicians employed in the recreational marine industry. 

Boating BC Association represents the recreational boating industry across British Columbia and is comprised of more than 300 member businesses. The Association offers counsel on business and governance issues, as well as representing and advocating on behalf of the boating industry to all levels of government.

 For more information on Boating BC contact:

Lisa Geddes

Boating BC Association

604.339.9660

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Registration Open: Level 1 Marine Service Technician Training in Sidney and Vancouver this 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.

Learn from the Experts! Free DIY Garage Seminars This Week @ the Boat Show

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The Vancouver International Boat Show is on this week, 06 - 10 February 2019, at BC Place (and the floating show at Granville Island). For the 4th year, Quadrant has helped sponsor the free Do-It-Yourself Garage Seminar Series.

Check out the seminar schedule & learn from the experts.

Stop in and see us in the Education Booth # 439.

Register now: Spaces still available for NMEA training in Vancouver

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The West Coast Boatyard Association is hosting their annual NMEA training in Vancouver this spring with special discounts for WCBA members and Quadrant Marine Service Technician 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

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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