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ABYC conducts classes in South Africa

The American Boat & Yacht Council recently conducted two certification classes in Cape Town, South Africa.

Fifteen South African students attended the ABYC electrical certification class and 11 were in the ABYC diesel engine certification class.

These classes were part of a push to support the marine industry in South Africa. The Cape Town Boatbuilding and Technology Initiative (CBTI) received a government grant to pay for the training, which in turn subsidized a portion of student tuitions.

CBTI is a nonprofit entity funded by the city of Cape Town’s local government and the Western Cape Provincial Government Directorates of Economic & Tourism Development.

“The ABYC courses were of great value to not only our member firms directly involved in the export market, but also for those focusing on the local market,” said Veda Raubenheimer, CEO of CTBI, in a statement. “The international best practices reflected in the ABYC courses are important for all manufacturers across the board.”

For a listing of regularly scheduled ABYC certification courses and other training programs, visit: www.abycinc.org.

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