ABBRA Marine Service Manager Course Set for Florida in September

The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association (ABBRA) is once again offering its intensive three-day Marine Service Manager course. The course is set to take place from September 8 to 10 in Riviera Beach, Florida at the Viking Service Center.

The course is a main requirement for service managers seeking to become an ABBRA Certified Marine Service Manager.

"We're once again seeing strong interest in the MSM Course and I'm confident the boatyards will see the importance of this program and take advantage of the professional development opportunity,' says Executive Director of ABBRA, Gordon Connell,

The MSM course is led by a group of veteran marine industry and boatyard professionals. It covers areas such as leadership skills, time management, human resources, workforce development, safety, health and emergency response, maritime law and contracts, job estimating, project management, financial management, and a boatyard study tour. Notable marine industry leaders and MSM course instructors include:
• Pam Lendzion, President of MarineTec Management Company
• Mark Houck, Maritime Attorney with Chartwell Law Offices, Miami, Florida
• Shirley Adams, Director of Human Resources at Correct Craft, Inc.
• Jim Bronstein, President of Marine Business Advisors
• Kellie Crete, Safety and Loss Control Manager of The Gowrie Group, Westbrook, Connecticut

Founded in 1943, ABBRA is first and foremost a recreational marine industry trade association and national network of marine service and repair companies dedicated to professional development, training, education and the sharing of knowledge and the search for solutions to common problems.

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