Warner University’s Institute of Marine Technology has announced plans for a national Marine Industry Training Conference on June 14, 2018, at the university campus in Lake Wales, Fla.
Designed to bring together industry representatives that include OEMs, aftermarket manufacturers, marine retailers, marina operators and industry associations, the training symposium will focus on the future of the industry and its career development requirements, embracing all facets of employment needs.
“As the lack of quality trained marine personnel becomes more prevalent, we thought it would be important to initiate an open discussion to cross multiple industry platforms, with the goal to address both short- and long-term employment needs and to begin collaborating toward a plan,” event organizer and IMT administrator Justin Maley said in a statement.
Maley has spoken directly to multiple industry businesses and said the enthusiasm for this dialogue is encouraging.
“At this stage we simply wanted to announce the date and invite industry advocates to share ideas for potential agenda inclusion,” Maley said. “We welcome feedback from all sectors of the industry and look forward to finalizing details [in] the first quarter of 2018.”