MMTA Receives State Funding for Career Training

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association’s (MMTA) Workforce Development and Career Technical Education program has received continued funding from the state under next year’s budget. MMTA’s workforce program will receive $100,000 in Fiscal Year 2020.

MMTA has made strong progress on delivering workforce solutions for Massachusetts’ recreational boating industry. Part of the funding received over the last year has been used to support the industry’s workforce related initiatives.

The organization has provided educational curriculum support and collaboration with three state vocational schools and the American Boat and Yacht Council with the goal to strengthen not only the schools’ reputation as industry training leaders, but also the skill and training their students receive.

MMTA has also created boating industry summer job/co-op support for boating industry organizations, providing training funding and tools of the trade funding for both recreational boating industry employees and educational partners.

Finally, the group has increased participation and support of various career fairs and training conferences focused on workforce initiatives and introducing more people to the boating industry.