Become a Marine Mechanical Technician
A Marine Mechanical Technician (MMT) provides a range of services related to pleasure craft maintenance and repair. An MMT installs, troubleshoots, repairs and maintains engines, drive trains and other mechanical, electrical and fluid systems used in the marine industry.
Marine Mechanical Technician Training Program
A new program is planning for Fall 2009 at selected training institutions. This innovative program has been developed by the recreation marine industry and will incorporate best practices of work-based training and practical competency assessment.
This training will lead to a Certificate of Qualification as a Marine Mechanical Technician with five endorsements for the type of engine and drive systems: diesel, gasoline and outboard engines, stern drives and inboard drive trains.
Program Duration & Structure:
The program will be delivered in a variety of formats combining off-job and on-job training designed to meet the competency standards and profile defined by the industry and approved by ITA. This is a competency-based training and assessment program; therefore, there are no prescribed durations.
You may be eligible to challenge the program by receiving a passing grade on challenge examinations and passing a workplace assessment and/or prior learning assessment.
Recommended Education: Grade 10 or equivalent, including English 10 and Math 10
Preferred: Grade 12
Linkages to Other Credentials:
Holders of a BC Certificate of Qualification may be eligible to receive practical competency credit and technical training credit in the Marine Repair Technician trade.
The program is now accepting applications for first intake in September 2009. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
To register, please go to the Industry Training Authority website at www.itabc.ca
Marine Industry Apprenticeships
Other Marine Training Programs
A list of other marine-related training programs can be found on the Industry Training Authority website. In particular, there is information on the Marine Repair Technician program offered by Quadrant Marine Institute, which has been developed by the industry. You can also find information on the Inboard/Outboard Mechanic and Marine Engine Mechanic training programs.
Please review the ITA site, www.itaba.ca, which provides details on the programs and information on where they are currently delivered.
Invest in Your People
Hire MMT apprentices and grads. They are committed to their craft, knowledgeable and skilled. They give your customers great service and they understand your business.
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