Industry Partners Offer Marine Service Management Course


The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA), in partnership with the Marine Systems Training Center (MSTC), is offering the popular Marine Service Management (MSM) course in November. The next MSM course is scheduled for November 3–6, 2010, at the MSTC in Thomaston, Maine.

“We feel this course is the start of a great relationship between our two associations, and a great opportunity for our members to have convenient access to high quality training,” says Tuesdi Woodworth, director of MSTC, a program of the Maine Marine Trades Association.
Now in its seventh year and based partially on the International Marina Institute's (IMI's) highly successful Intermediate and Advanced Marina Management courses, ABBRA's MSM class caters specifically toward professionals in boatyards and marine service and repair centers. ABBRA's expert instructors present MSM participants with pointers in such nontechnical topics as human-resource development, financial controls, customer relations, codes and standards, marketing and sales, and more. The MSM is also a prerequisite to obtain ABBRA's Certified Marine Service Manager designation, the only credential of its kind in the marine industry.

The ABBRA member rate of $1,749 for this course is being extended to members of the Maine Marine Trades Association as part of this partnership. The fee for non-members is $2,249. Course fee includes lunch daily, one group dinner, an opening reception, all course texts and handouts, and technical consultation with faculty. For information, visit the organization's website by clicking here.