Promoting Marine Trade Careers in our own Communities

“I wish I had known marine service was a career.”

I’ve lost count of how many people have said this to me over the past few years. We hear this from recreational boaters at shows, educators and career councellors, and skilled trade workers in other industries.

Promoting the opportunities and lifestyle benefits that go with BC marine service careers are always on our priority list. If you or your company want to participate as part of your future recruiting and hiring plans, here are 3 ways you can work with us:

  1. Volunteer with us to attend local job and career fairs that reach high school students and youth.

  2. Help sponsor our Cardboard Boat Race initiatives with local middle schools in partnership with Skills Ready. We often need mentors and race judges for these events.

  3. Attend community events that raise the profile for careers in our industry. We’re currently looking for teams to enter the Slegg Lumber Build-A-Boat Competition on Canada Day in Sidney. The entry fee is $30 per team of 3 and Slegg’s supplies $150 in materials of your choice from their store. Let us know if you want to join us for this fun community celebration.

Contact us if you are interested in any of the above ways to promote careers in your business and our industry!

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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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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 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