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Marine Know-how Trainer Mike Murray and Director of Neighborhood Partnerships Tia Gerber attended the Massachusetts Supply Affiliation’s 2023 Boating Conference for enterprise. (Image courtesy of Whittier Tech)

HAVERHILL – Superintendent Maureen Lynch want to share that two Whittier Institute of Know-how school members have joined the enterprise of the Massachusetts Supply Commerce Affiliation (MMTA) 2023 Boat Conference.

Marine Know-how Trainer Mike Murray and Neighborhood Partnerships Director Tia Garber attended the conference in Foxborough on Thursday, January twenty sixth.

Murray attended the conference and labored day and night time time to connect with enterprise specialists and companies to strengthen school college students’ pathways to marine experience. Murray has taught a five-semester Evening Marine Know-how program at Whittier. The hours are from him 75 hours to he 200 hours. He is always looking out for strategies to bolster the curriculum.

“My imaginative and prescient for the highschool marine experience program is to teach a model new expertise of technicians who will help fill the opening throughout the marine commerce workforce,” Murray talked about. “Whittier Tech and Yamaha and Massachusetts Marine Our sturdy relationship with the Trades Affiliation permits our school college students to be expert on the most recent utilized sciences seen throughout the enterprise, every on the highschool stage and in our night time programs, giving them an excellent path to employment.”

Garber, along with colleagues from Bunker Hill Neighborhood College and Cape Cod Neighborhood College, launched on a panel titled, “Workforce Choices contained in the Leisure Boating Enterprise: An Educational Panel Dialogue Focused on Supporting Statewide School Purposes.” .

Mr. Gerber spoke about how vocational schools and the marine enterprise can work collectively to meet enterprise desires and provide top quality finding out experiences for school college students.

Through the Marine Know-how pathway, school college students be taught to maintain and restore hulls, fabricate and restore marine canvases, operate and restore gasoline and diesel engines, and performance, preserve, restore, rebuild and arrange onboard strategies.
Welding and precision metalworking. Donations from the Massachusetts Supply Affiliation, Yamaha, and employer partnerships assist Whittier’s marine experience journey.

“Our Marine Know-how Evening Education Program is one amongst our hottest course decisions for adults. We had been delighted to attend this event and group with the people who assist these school college students.” talked about Gerber. “Employers throughout the marine enterprise are eager to work with us to assemble their workforce. I am excited to see it.”

Whittier targets to take care of workforce challenges throughout the leisure boating enterprise by teaching skilled staff by night time time and day packages. Massachusetts’ leisure boating enterprise accounts for her $4.4 billion monetary affect and employs better than 20,000 men and women, in response to the Nationwide Marine Producers Affiliation. Nonetheless, there are essential labor shortages throughout the enterprise, every in Massachusetts and nationally.

For additional data on Whittier’s day or night time time marine experience packages, electronic message Gerber at


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