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Workforce development course at IBEX


The National Marine Manufacturers Association plans to hold an all-day seminar called “Challenges & Solutions Workforce Development Super Session 2019” at the International Boatbuilders Exposition and Conference next September.

Organizers said that workforce issues remain a top concern for most marine businesses. There are currently 31,000 open jobs in the industry. The seminar will highlight existing workforce development efforts and best practices at regional and state levels.

“Companies that embrace workforce development as a top initiative will be better positioned to ensure long-term viability and competitiveness,” said an announcement. “Hiring qualified workers will be critical to the future competitiveness of your company and the industry as a whole.”

This NMMA session is presented in cooperation with the Recreational Boating Leadership Council Workforce Taskforce and IBEX. It takes place September 30, 2019 from 8:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Tampa Convention Center. For more information, contact Julie Balzano, Sr. Director of Workforce Development, at


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