Marine Service Technology:

Educator Training Conference

The ABYC Foundation's "Train-the-Trainer" event for marine tech instructors and school administrators. Sessions will cover professional development topics, industry insights, and "hands-on" learning.


The Educator Training Conference (ETC) will take place July 20-22, 2021

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Join Marine Industry Educators from Around the Country!

After a hugely successful inaugural event, the date has been set for the all-online 2021 Educator Training Conference: July 20-22, 2021. Check back here often for more info!


The Educator Training Conference will feature specific topics to enhance the knowledge, delivery, and support of high school and post-secondary marine service tech instructors across the country. Whether your school has a successful program, just got on board with the ABYC curriculum, or is looking to teach marine service, this event is for you!  


New and returning attendees will find directly applicable content, interactive learning, and industry connections! 


Who should attend: Educators and school administrators who are teaching or thinking about teaching a marine service tech course. Also, marine industry leaders interested in connecting with educators around the country and supporting workforce development.




Tuesday July 20

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (EDT)  

Opening Ceremonies with intros, prizes, and Happy Hour!

Wednesday July 21

10:00 am – 4:15 pm (EDT)

Thursday July 22

10:00 am – 4:15 pm (EDT)

  • This all online format will allow more people from your school/area to participate!

  • Six sessions a day will provide plenty of opportunities for Q&A, and learning from the experts. The sessions will be offered in a variety of formats, by more than two dozen topic experts. 

  • Each session will be followed by a 10-15 minute break. During half of the breaks we will offer optional mini-sessions, sharing industry information and experiences.

What they said from the inaugural event

“I was astonished and impressed with the group and I made some great connections. I also walked away with ideas for my own program."

“I was glad conversation was about what we can do and what we are doing, not another conversation about what we should do"

"Informative, educational, and enjoyable. All around excellent event."

"Great event. Love to see and hear others with the same passion for the marine industry!"


Margaret Podlich, ABYC Foundation

410-990-4460 x111