IMI sees increase in training and certifications

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The International Marina Institute, the training subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries, said it closed its fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, with its largest training and certification numbers since 2008.

IMI processed 13 certification applications last year, more than double the previous year, and trained more than 300 marina professionals through its conferences, core training programs and online webinars.

“This was a banner year for our training and certification programs,” IMI training coordinator Kayce Florio said in a statement. “The increase in numbers proves that marina professionals continue to be serious about their training and companies are once again releasing training dollars back into their budgets. It is a very positive sign for the industry as a whole, as training and travel are the first things to be cut from budgets when the economy presents major challenges. The industry as a whole is feeling more positive about the future, and that’s good news for all of us.”

The most recent training program that IMI offered was its Intermediate Marina Management course, which took place Nov. 10-14 in Fort Lauderdale. The course was host to 28 marina professionals, equaling the largest IMI class, which was held in 2007.

IMI will offer the Advanced Marina Management course in Charleston, S.C., from Feb. 23-28 and the Marina Makeover Workshop in Chicago in March.

IMI also released its training catalog for the 2013-14 year.

Reformatted and graphically enhanced, the catalog features self-guided training manuals, online classes, conference schedules and beginning to advanced marina management courses. Specific class times, dates and locations can be found throughout the season, which runs through December 2014, at MarinaAssociation.org/training.

“IMI is so much more than the Advanced Marina Management Class and the CMM certification. We have so many more offerings. This new catalog helps to highlight that IMI is the resource for training from entry-level to CMM/CMO certifications and everything in between,” Florio said in a statement. “We are also very fortunate to have a world-class faculty of industry leaders who deliver these programs. They, too, are highlighted in this catalog.”

Related

Quick Hits: October 30, 2020

HMY Yacht Sales opens new office; FLIR, Patrick Industries, Marine Products Corp., and Twin Disc all report quarterly financials.

BoatUS, Stakeholders Ask FCC to Reconsider Approval of Ligado L-Band Wireless Plan

A group says the land-based, industrial 5G L-Band wireless network will make the nation’s GPS system less reliable.

VIDEO: Get On Board Campaign Sees Results

The boating and fishing industry worked together to leverage the health benefits of both activities during the pandemic.

Yamaha Tech School Partnership Program Hits Century Mark

The outboard manufacturer’s program creates a student-to-technician pipeline for Yamaha dealers and provides technical schools with instructor-led courses and tools.

A Wealth of Debuts at FLIBS

Over 20 new models are premiering at the downsized show; here are some of the standouts under 60 feet.

One of a Kind

This year’s FLIBS is truly unlike any other: notably less crowds, but with a healthy dose of serious buyers.