Tidewater announces certification of technicians

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Tidewater Yacht Service in Baltimore’s Port Covington Maritime Center announced the certification of two of its technicians, Mike Bonicker and Thomas (Matt) Ertle, as American Boat and Yacht Council master technicians.

This certification is awarded upon completion of a group of specialized certifications in areas such as composite boatbuilders, diesel engine and support systems, electrical, marine corrosion and refrigeration and air conditioning.

ABYC has been developing and updating the safety standards for boatbuilding and repair for more than 50 years.

Tidewater Yacht Service is a full-service boatyard serving the Baltimore area for more than 20 years.

COMITT technical training will precede Miami IBEX
Members of the Marine Industry Technical Education Council will offer COMITT (Conference on Marine Industry Technical Training) as a full-day IBEX pre-conference seminar.

The program will take place Oct. 5 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. In addition, MITEC will be responsible for six workforce development seminars during IBEX Oct. 6-8.

MITEC is focusing its efforts on programs designed to help marine-industry businesses recruit and retain marine-industry employees, and to address the workforce shortage that has become a severe problem in the industry.

For information on COMITT, visit www.comitt.org and www.marinelear.ning.com. For more on MITEC, visit www.boatingcareerinfo.org.

This article originally appeared in the July 2008 issue.

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