ABBRA Marine Service Manager course set for Rhode Island April 9th -11th
American Boat Builders & Repairers Association and Rhode Island Marine Trades Association
March 22, 2013
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National Group Continues to Partner and Support State Marine Trade Associations
Fort Lauderdale, FL- March 19, 2013- ABBRA, the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association in partnership with the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) is offering its intensive three-day Marine Service Manager course from April 9th – 11th in Portsmouth, Rhode Island at The Hinckley Yachts Portsmouth Service Yard. The course, a main component and requirement to become an ABBRA Certified Marine Service Manager, will be led by a group of widely respected as well as recognized marine industry and boatyard professionals. The MSM course will cover topics such as leadership skills, time management, human resources, workforce development, safety, health and emergency response, maritime law and contracts job estimating, project management, financial management, and a boatyard study tour.
Executive Director of ABBRA Gordon Connell stated, “Our MSM Program is always well received. Our instructor offer boatyard managers and individuals preparing for leadership roles in boatyards a good understanding of their responsibilities and the best management practices that are expected in well-run facilities.” He noted, “We conducted one MSM course in 2012 in Maine that had 25 students. Registration is going well and the course is filling up quickly. Our aim is to offer the course here in Rhode Island and an additional course this year in another part of the country.”
“Rhode Island Marine Trades Association is delighted that the ABBRA Marine Service Manager Course will be offered in our state this year,” said Wendy Mackie, RIMTA Executive Director. “The course has a great reputation for its top notch content and is delivered by the nation’s experts on the covered topics. We are thrilled to partner with ABBRA to bring our membership this valuable training opportunity,” she added.
Notable marine industry leaders and MSM course instructions include: Pam Lendzion President of MarineTec Management Company, Dennis Nixon Associate Dean for Research and Administration Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, Shirley Adams Director of Human Resources at Correct Craft, Inc., Jim Bronstein President of Marine Business Advisors, Kelly Crete Safety and Loss Control Manager of The Gowrie Group and Tim Timpson Principal of MarinaResource, LLC.