ABBRA moves service course to December


The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association rescheduled its Marine Service Management course from September to Dec. 3-6 in Fort Lauderdale.

ABBRA says the new dates will allow easier access to the training program, which is offered through a partnership with the International Marina Institute. A recent ABBRA survey found December to be a slower period in service and repair yards and would be a more likely time to attract attendees.

"The December dates are a great time for ABBRA to provide this training," ABBRA president Doug Domenie said in a statement. "It seems [while] there never is a good time to have key staff away, the December dates, along with the same 35-hour course being offered over a long weekend, allows for company and staff both to win."

ABBRA's instructors present MSM participants with pointers in such non-technical topics as human-resource development, financial controls, customer relations, codes and standards, marketing and sales, and more.

The fee for ABBRA or IMI members is $2,750. The fee for non-members is $3,295. The fee includes three nights of lodging, breakfast and lunch daily, one dinner, an opening reception, all course texts and handouts, and technical consultation with faculty.

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