ABYC Foundation Seeks Educator of the Year Nominees

The ABYC Foundation is seeking nominations for the first annual Educator of the Year Award, honoring an outstanding instructor who is shaping future marine service technicians. Candidates should be actively teaching marine service technology for recreational boats in a corporate setting, or in a secondary/post-secondary school.

“There are more than 16,000 marine technician positions currently open in the U.S. and quality marine technology teachers are critical to prepping people to fill these jobs,”  Margaret Podlich, ABYC Foundation executive director, said. “The ABYC Foundation has created this award to celebrate the best of the educators and their role within the $36 billion U.S. boating industry.”

The ABYC Foundation’s Educator of the Year Award will be presented at the Educator Training Conference, July 21 to 23, in Annapolis, Maryland. The conference will serve as continuing education for marine service instructors from around the country, including professional development, hands-on learning and marine industry networking.

Nominate a great instructor: www.teachboats.org/educatoraward.

To learn more about the Educator Training Conference, sponsorship opportunities and connecting with marine industry educators visit, www.teachboats.org.