ABYC to Host Student Career Day During IBEX

As part of its ongoing efforts to engage future marine technicians, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Foundation has partnered with the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) to host an inaugural Student Career Day on September 29, in Tampa, FL.

Sponsored by Faria Beede Instruments, Jabsco/Xylem, Magic Tilt, Syntec, Transhield, and Yamaha, ABYC’s Student Career Day at IBEX has attracted over 70 students for a morning of seminars, a lunch with sponsors, and an afternoon tour of the exhibit floor. The students will be accompanied by two hosts: Margaret Podlich (Executive Director of the ABYC Foundation) and Lia Maddox (President of the Marine Trades Association of Maryland).

Student-related seminars include “Work Boots on the Boat” with Nikki Storey, President of the Great Lakes Boating School, geared for companies looking to hire students and offered at 8:30 am on Thursday. Career Day students are invited to attend all seminars offered at 11:00: “Customer Care in the Service Yard” with Steve D’Antonio; “Science of Composites: Understand ‘Why’ Rather than Simply ‘How’” with Bob Lacovara; and the ABYC seminar “The Battle Has Begun: AC Generators vs. AC Inverters and Storage Batteries” with Menno Ligterink and Chris Witzgall.

For more information or to register to attend IBEX, please visit www.ibexshow.com .

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