Engaging with Future Marine Technicians at IBEX

As part of its ongoing efforts to bolster the marine technician workforce, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Foundation has partnered with the International Boat Builders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) to host an inaugural Student Career Day on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the conference in Tampa, FL.

Student-related seminars include “Work Boots on the Boat” with Nikki Storey, President of the Great Lakes Boating School, geared for companies looking to hire students. Career Day students are invited to attend all seminars offered at 11:00: “Customer Care in the Service Yard” with Steve D’Antonio; “Science of Composites: Understand ‘Why’ Rather than Simply ‘How’” with Bob Lacovara; and the ABYC seminar “The Battle Has Begun: AC Generators vs. AC Inverters and Storage Batteries” with Menno Ligterink and Chris Witzgall.

Sponsored by Faria Beede Instruments, Jabsco/Xylem, Magic Tilt, Syntec, Transhield, and Yamaha, ABYC’s Student Career Day at IBEX has attracted over 70 students for a morning of educational seminars and an afternoon tour of the exhibit floor.

For more information or to register to attend IBEX, please visit www.ibexshow.com.