An Online Event
July 20-21, 2022

ETC 2022 Agenda


Professional Development

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"Hands-On" Learning


Industry Insights

We continue to add more topics, and a special keynote address will be announced soon! Check back for updates, or sign up for our mailing list.

What’s Up in the Industry

This session will provide statistics about the industry as well as the latest product and boat developments. No matter your role, everyone can learn from this dynamic session.

Speaker(s): To be announced

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])

Training Aids:
Using a Bilge Pump Board

Educators are constantly looking for valuable, cost-effective training aids. In this session, ABYC instructors will walk through the design of a simple bilge pump board training aid. This tool can be used many different ways to help your future technicians understand one of the most common systems they will see. If you want to build along with us, we will send out a parts list in advance.

Speakers: Mike Boniker & Rob Berenwick (ABYC Staff)

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

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

Speakers: David Broadbent & Mike Boniker (ABYC Staff)

What the Industry Wants

Earlier this year, ABYC surveyed its members--active marine-oriented companies-- specifically for this conference. This session will share the companies’ workforce concerns for the future, 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)

Boatyard and Marina Safety Considerations

Description to come!

Speaker: Robert Smith (Fisher Phillips Safety Solutuons)

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. 

Speaker(s): To be announced

ABYC Affiliated Schools: $310
General Registration: $365