Applications Sought for New ABYC Scholarships
Friday, September 26, 2014
Posted by: Lindsey Johnson
The MRAA Educational Foundation has partnered with the American Boat
& Yacht Council to launch two new scholarship programs, for which they are currently
The Basic Scholarship provides the recipient complimentary access to
ABYC’s Introduction to Basic Marine Electric & Corrosion Protection, a
four-day course that provides the newcomer to marine electrics with information
to get started in this area of marine service. It is valued at $985.
The Advanced Scholarship grants the recipient the ability to gain complimentary
access to one of ABYC’s Marine Certifications, which include Marine Systems,
Marine Electrical, Marine Corrosion, ABYC Standards, Marine Diesel Engines,
Marine Gasoline Engines, Marine Composites, and Marine A/C-Refrigeration
Certification. These also are four-day courses, valued at up to $1,170 each.
"Whether you’re just getting started in marine service or you’re an
experienced technician, ABYC training and certification can help you take your
career and your dealership to the next level,” says John Adey, ABYC president.
"With the new skills you’ll take away from our courses, you’ll be able to improve
your service department’s customer satisfaction, profitability and
The ABYC Scholarships were founded to offer financial assistance for
technical training and certification of dealership personnel.
"Part of the solution to the marine technician shortage is to enhance
the training opportunities we offer today’s service department employees,” says
Liz Walz, MRAA director of education. "When we treat marine service like a
career, we can better attract and retain the workforce we need to improve and
grow the boating business.”
Employees of MRAA Retail Members are eligible to apply for the ABYC
Basic and Advanced scholarships. The 2014 recipients will be announced at the
Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, taking place Nov. 16-19 in Orlando, Fla.
For more information and to apply, visit the ABYC Scholarships web page.
for applications is Oct. 10, 2014. For more information, contact Liz Walz at
315-692-4533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of its mission to create a strong and healthy boating
industry, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is committed to
offering training, education and professional development opportunities to its
members and the entire marine dealer community. In 2004, the association
launched the MRAA Educational Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c) 3
corporation, to provide financial support for education, training and
professional development in the recreational marine trades. For more
information, visit www.MRAA.com and select
About American Boat & Yacht Council
Since 1954, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has developed
safety standards for boat design, construction, equipage, repair and
maintenance. The essential global source of marine industry technical
information, ABYC’s product safety standards, credentialing, education,
training, and other tools help members make boating safer. For more
information, visit www.abycinc.org.
Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
At the Marine Retailers Association of
the Americas, we believe that for the marine industry to thrive, the companies
that interact with the boater in their community must thrive. Those businesses
determine the boater’s experience and are the leading factor in the industry’s
success. The MRAA works to create a strong and healthy boating industry by
uniting those businesses, providing them with opportunities for improvement and
growth, and representing them with a powerful voice. For more
information, visit www.MRAA.com.