The Marine Service Technician apprenticeship is a 2-6 year program tailored for workers in any occupation in the marine service industry. It is a 4 level apprenticeship that provides theory for all aspects of boatbuilding and repair. High level skill specialization is then developed in the workplace. Theory training includes the following topics:
Mechanical + electrical installations
Marine engines and associated systems
Composite technology (fibreglass)
Boat design + performance
The Marine Service Technician program is offered by Quadrant Marine Institute, a private marine institute providing training for boat and yacht building, repair and maintenance. Quadrant delivers apprenticeship training for technicians employed in the recreational marine industry.
The Marine Mechanical Technician is a 2 level apprenticeship program. Theory training includes the following topics:
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. The next intake for level 1 apprentices is October 2016 and January 2017 for level 2. 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.