The American Boat & Yacht Council was created in 1954 as a non-profit organization to develop safety standards for the design, construction, equipage, repair and maintenance of boats. The council's mission is to improve boating safety and reduce injuries and fatalities.
More schools are receiving outboards through the program, so students “will be better prepared to enter the workforce.”
About 18,000 tech positions will need to be filled by 2020
The three-day event is aimed at marine industry educators who will learn how to address STEM teacher skills gaps at tech schools.
The engines will help with training as the industry deals with the technician shortage.
ABYC will launch a training program for instructors this summer.