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MARINE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS

 

MARINE SERVICE TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

The Marine Service Technician training program is a 4-level apprenticeship that provides theory and hands-on workshops across the range of boatbuilding and repair. Graduates receive a Journeyperson ticket from the Industry Training Authority of BC. Technical training includes the following topics:

  • Onboard mechanical, electrical, and electronic installations
  • Inboard + Outboard marine engines and propulsion systems
  • Structural materials: composite technology (fibreglass), marine woodwork, marine metalwork
  • Sailboat rigging + deck hardware
  • Boat design + performance considerations
  • Paint and coatings
  • Boatyard safety + general business practices

The Marine Service Technician program is delivered by Quadrant Marine Institute, an ITA-designated institute. Quadrant delivers apprenticeship training for technicians employed in the small craft marine industry covering both commercial and recreational boats. They also offer training and certification for Marine Service Managers.

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MARINE MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

The Marine Mechanical Technician is a 2 level apprenticeship program. Theory training includes the following topics:

  • Diesel engines
  • Gasoline engines
  • Outboard engines
  • Stern drives
  • Inboard drive trains

The Marine Mechanical Technician apprenticeship program is offered at the BCIT/VCC Motive Power Centre of Excellence Campus on Annacis island in Burnaby, BC. Boating BC offers financial aid for MMT students through the Glenn Spartz Scholarship.

Further details can be found in the video below and through the ITA: www.itabc.ca.

To register, go to www.bcit.ca/marinemechanic.

 

 

 

 

 

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