Educator Training Webinar Series

A Subscription-Based Monthly Event

Series Launches September 20, 2022

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Professional Development

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"Hands-On" Learning

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Industry Insights

Based on feedback from educators, we discovered our originally scheduled July event was not the best model for those who want and need their summer off. Instead, we are now offering nine (9) monthly webinars available via subscription. You can watch the sessions live or recorded, at your own pace. We will continue our fun atmosphere and door prizes throughout the year for those present for the live webinars.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2022

KEYNOTE:
Teaching Technical Topics

 

To better train and grow the marine industry labor force, we must look to other industries to see how they attract and manage their teams. In this session, we have the rare opportunity to hear from someone who has both the hands-on and academic perspective on career technical education, and what it means to you as either an educator or project manager.

Speaker: Nathaniel St. Jean (Construction Learning and Development)

DECEMBER 13, 2022

Boatyard and Marina Safety Considerations

 

Depending on services provided by the marina or boatyard, it is very likely employees may be exposed to the potential hazards identified in OSHA’s Top 10 list. This session will help educators introduce the concepts of workplace safety, hazard recognition, and compliance with OSHA Standards.

Speaker: Robert Smith (Fisher Phillips Safety Solutions)

MARCH 14, 2023

What the Industry Wants

 

Earlier this year, ABYC surveyed its members--active marine-oriented companies--specifically to share that information with educators. This session will share the companies’ workforce concerns for the future, characteristics they see in younger and older, what they look for in new hires, and what they’d really like to say to potential employees and current instructors.

 

Speaker: Margaret Podlich (ABYC Foundation)

OCTOBER 12, 2022

Don't Reinvent the Wheel: 8 Resources You Should Know

In this session, you will learn about information sources and teaching tools that will amplify your ability to bridge the gap between the marine industry and your students. Included: ABYC Foundation’s new Affiliated School program, the new Marine Trades Accreditation Program, and ABYC Curriculum, textbook, workbooks, and more. 

 

Speakers: Margaret Podlich (ABYC Foundation); David Broadbent (ABYC)

JANUARY 25, 2023

How People Learn


 

Over the last century, researchers have been fascinated with understanding the ways in which individuals acquire new information and are able to apply that learning throughout their daily lives. As this research grows, we continue to make important discoveries about the varied ways that the contexts in which we learn fundamentally impact and shape learning. Throughout this presentation, you will learn more about these insights of how people learn and walk away with a deeper understanding of how to apply these new insights.

Speaker: Amy Stevens (National Academy of Sciences)

APRIL 12, 2023

Fundamental Trailer Repair

The vast majority of boats in the US are kept on boat trailers. As a result, training students about the top trailer repairs can be a great skillset for their future. In this session, we will cover common parts and repairs needed for trailers, such as wheels, bearings, lights, hubs, and brakes.

Speaker: John Adey (ABYC)

NOVEMBER 21, 2022

Electrical System Do’s and Don’ts: A Visual Journey

 

In this session, ABYC education team will share some simple ways you can demonstrate the importance of installing electrical systems correctly (and what happens when you don’t!).

Speakers: Mike Bonicker (ABYC Lead Instructor)

FEBRUARY 14, 2023

Educating Future Fiberglass Composite Boatbuilders

With experience teaching at a technical college, as well as working at Brunswick, Andrew will give attendees a basic understanding of composite boatbuilding skills as well as existing resources to help you teach about fiberglass. He will provide insights into emerging technologies, and examples of technical topics translated to hands-on practice opportunities for students. 

Speaker: Andrew Pokelwaldt (American Composites Manufacturers Association [ACMA])

MAY 11, 2023

Marine System Training Aids

Educators are constantly looking for valuable, cost-effective training aids. In this session, ABYC instructors will walk through the design of various training aids, such as a simple bilge pump board. These tools can be used many different ways to help your future technicians understand the common systems they will see in the field. 

Speaker: Mike Bonicker (ABYC)