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ABYC Goes Virtual with Training Session

Most in-person training events for surveyors and technicians have been cancelled.

Most in-person training events for surveyors and technicians have been cancelled.

The American Boat and Yacht Council is hosting a virtual training session called Sur/Tech on Jan. 6-7 to help surveyors and technicians earn the continuing education credits required to maintain membership.

“With technical training events canceled around the world, ABYC reached out to industry leaders and top educators to support marine industry professionals in their continuing education needs,” ABYC membership director Kevin Scullen said in a statement. “Attendees can choose one day based on topics of interest, or come to both days and earn 10 continuing education credits.”

By the middle of this week, almost 200 people had signed up for the training event, ABYC marketing and public relations director Shannon Aronson told Trade Only Today.

“It’s a virtual event, so we didn’t know what to expect, but I think we’re going to get more of a boost” in attendance than typical in-person events, she said.

Event sponsors can submit a photo to “attend” the virtual event.

Event sponsors can submit a photo to “attend” the virtual event.

SUR/TECH topics include:

Day One: Surveyor Training Day

• corrosion theory and practice

• using standards when surveying older boats

• how to make survey reports defensible in court

• surveying electrical systems

• writing survey reports utilizing ABYC standards

Day Two: Technician Training Day

• batteries, chargers, alternators

• AC systems — analysis and tools

• marine insurance — rights and liabilities for technicians

• CZone training

• DC systems — analysis and tools

The cost to attend both days is $149.99 for members and $189.99 for non-members. A single day is $79.95 for members, $119.95 for non-members.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. ABYC also requests tax-deductible donations to the ABYC Foundation as part of Sur/Tech and Standards Week. Donors who contribute more than $100 will become a “Foundation Fan,” with a picture of their choice printed on a cardboard cutout visible on camera to virtual attendees.

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