ABYC is pleased to announce the first industry-driven Marine Service Technology Program for secondary and post-secondary schools. This program gives schools all the tools needed to implement a standards-based curriculum including instructor guides, online demos, presentations, sample tests, discounts on textbooks and more!
We accept new and used boats in good (or better) working condition. Vessels accepted include powerboats, sailboats, and PWCs. Proceeds from the donations go right back into Foundation initiatives and programming. Some donated boats are used for educational purposes to further advance the mission of the ABYC Foundation.
Evinrude has donated $2 million dollars' worth of ETC G2 3.4L V6 outboard engines to the ABYC Foundation to help train the next generation of marine technicians. This donation, which is the largest of its kind in history, will support high schools and colleges and includes access to the entire Evinrude training curriculum.
ABYC is proud to present the Hornor Maritime Center. The 2,500 sq. ft. event space has large surrounding windows and a deck overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. This space will allow for ABYC to host in-house training opportunities year round, including seminars, certification classes, and basic non-certification training.
Students in the marine workforce come in a variety of ages and experience levels; the traditional student in high school or a community college, the adult learner looking for continuing education, and people changing careers or exiting the military. Whether it be for a 2-year program or participating in a seminar, scholarships can help eliminate some of the barriers.
The ABYC Foundation received a 38 ft. trawler-style power boat as a donation. This boat was chosen for its many systems and teaching opportunities for new and seasoned students. The ABYC Foundation will use this asset to create a one of a kind experience for students that are interested in careers in the marine industry, at no charge to the schools.