Marine Service Technology:

Educator Training Conference

The ABYC Foundation's "Train-the-Trainer" event for marine tech instructors and school administrators


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

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Educator of the Year Award Winners Announced!

The ABYC Foundation’s Educator of the Year award was established to honor extraordinary instructors who are shaping future marine service technicians.

Join Marine Industry Educators from Around the Country!

After a hugely successful inaugural event, the date has been set for the 2021 Educator Training Conference: July 20-22, 2021. Stay tuned for more information.


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.



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