Solutions for the labor shortage

By Margaret PodlichExecutive Director, ABYC Foundation A Minnesota High School faces a 50% cafeteria worker shortage and needs to feed 2500 students a day. It now pays students $16/hour and gives them course credits to work alongside adults. Students work between classes, don’t need transportation to their jobs, and are having fun. In six years, […]

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ABYC to host student career day at IBEX

As part of its ongoing efforts to engage future marine technicians, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Foundation has partnered with the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) to host an inaugural Student Career Day on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Tampa, Fla. Sponsored by Faria Beede Instruments, Jabsco/Xylem, Magic Tilt, Syntec, Transhield, and Yamaha, ABYC’s […]

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Alaska Sea Grant Offering Strategy Session for New Seafood Harvesters

Image via Alaska Sea Grant. Educational institution Alaska Sea Grant is planning a virtual and in-person strategy session on Friday, Sept. 30, for educators and training organizations whose goal is to teach newcomers to the seafood industry how to be successful in harvesting. The strategy session will be a discussion on findings of Sea Grant’s […]

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Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation Receives Gift for Nashville Schools

DALLAS – Sept 13, 2022 –Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation, the leading provider of outdoor skill, safety and conservation curriculum to schools nationwide, will receive $10,000 from Advance Financial Foundation to implement OTF’s Outdoor Adventures program in middle and high schools in Nashville. This is the Foundation’s second $10,000 gift in support of the OA program in Nashville. […]

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The Ike Foundation® Summer Recap and Youth Fishing Tournament Trail

The mission of The Ike Foundation® is to get kids fishing and in the outdoors, especially those who have not had the opportunity to do so. Ike’s Youth Fishing Tournament Trail was created to expand that mission with the introduction of fishing from a bass boat. The inaugural event was held on Lenape Lake, Hamilton […]

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Future Angler Foundation (FAF) wins the “Community Outreach Award”

Safe and Smart Boating IBWSS recognizes Future Angler Foundation Putting its best oar forward, Into the Outdoors Educational Network and Future Angler Foundation (FAF) won the “Community Outreach Award”) at the 2022 International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS) held earlier this year. Admittedly, that’s a mouthful, so in simple language, FAF invested in series […]

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New Webinar Series from ABYC

PHOTO COURTESY OF ABYC The ABYC Foundation Educator Training Conference will welcome a new format this year. Starting September 20, it will be offering a new subscription-based monthly webinar series geared toward enhancing education for future and current marine technicians, in place of the former two-day virtual experience. “We are excited about this new model […]

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IBEX 2022 announces new networking events

IBEX 2022, set for Sept. 27-29 in Tampa, Fla., features networking opportunities and special events, including new opportunities to connect marine industry professionals. New for 2022, on Wednesday, September 28, the Emerging Marine Leaders (EMLs) will present the Strengthening Leadership through Brand Development and Networking session, hosted by Boating Industry. Attendees can connect, learn, and share […]

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9 Lives No More

  Dan’s recent story about his dog jumping overboard reminds Technical Editor Mike Smith of the time he had to fish a feral cat from New York Harbor. Dan’s recent story about his dog jumping overboard reminds Technical Editor Mike Smith of the time he had to fish a feral cat from New York Harbor. […]

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ABYC launches webinar series

The ABYC Foundation Educator Training Conference has switched formats from a two-day virtual experience to a subscription-based monthly webinar series geared toward enhancing education and training for future and existing marine technicians. Scheduled to launch September 20, the monthly series is free for ABYC members at manufacturer-level or higher, while general subscriptions are $249. Subscriptions […]

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The SkillsUSA Reveille

By Margaret Podlich Thousands of polite, pulled-together, 16-22 year olds descended on Atlanta during a sweltering week in June. They hailed from high schools, post-secondary technical schools, and community colleges from around the country. All students were required to dress appropriately for their trade, so some were in white double-breasted chef coats, others in pressed […]

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​​Finding Time for Fishing While in College

While in college, there are numerous activities for students to do. Starting from the on-campus activities like singing, dancing, and playing different kinds of sports. Also, a number of off-campus activities like internships, part-time jobs, research, and on-site projects. The one that rarely comes to mind when we talk about college is fishing. When we […]

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Marine Travelift Welcomes First Engineering Co-Op Student

  PHOTO COURTESY OF MARINE TRAVELIFT Will Stuart of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, began his seven-month hands-on co-op experience with Marine Travelift back in June, and is the first engineering co-op student to join the company. Marine Travelift has welcomed summer interns before, but just recently partnered with Resch School of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin […]

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Should College Students Go Fishing?

Studying brings a lot of stress. Research paper, lecture, and tasks from teachers – students are constantly engaged in mental work. But the brain needs rest, it cannot be in an active state all the time. So, the best type of activity for many people becomes a hobby. And fishing is a great option. It […]

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NMRA awards two students $2500 scholarships

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Summer in the “The Snows”

Photo Courtesy of Les Cheneaux Islands Chamber of Commerce Those who have explored Michigan’s 36-island Les Cheneaux archipelago realize what a hidden treasure this area is. Tucked into the northern coastline of Lake Huron, the communities of Hessel and Cedarville remain anchored to their history while cruising toward their future. By Dianna Stampfler The narrow […]

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Guy Harvey Enterprises Teams Up with Bonnier to Produce Guy Harvey Magazine

Guy Harvey Enterprises teams up with Bonnier to produce Guy Harvey Magazine. Guy Harvey Magazine Bonnier LLC and Guy Harvey Enterprises have entered into a new partnership for the custom publishing and production of the award-winning Guy Harvey Magazine, the official publication of the Guy Harvey brand now in its 12th year. Bonnier will act […]

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ABYC launches webinar series

The ABYC Foundation Educator Training Conference has switched formats from a two-day virtual experience to a subscription-based monthly webinar series geared toward enhancing education and training for future and existing marine technicians. Scheduled to launch on September 20, the monthly series is free for ABYC Foundation Affiliated and Accredited schools as well as ABYC members […]

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