Marine trades education, training and apprenticeship
Joe helps organizations and corporations set up and run marine trades training, education and apprenticeship programs.
He's a qualified teacher with a B.Ed from the Outdoor and Experiential Education program at Queen's Faculty of Education, He's also has ABYC "master technician" certification - meaning he's up to date on current standards and best practices in the boatbuilding and repair industry. He has the training, experience and expertise to ensure that your program is a success.
The boatbuilding apprenticeship program that he launched and coordinated at MetalCraft Marine using curriculum licensed from the New Zealand Marine Industry Training Organization was the first of its kind in Canada. It was profiled in Rob Mazza's article "When Opportunity Knocks" in Professional Boatbuilder Magazine issue 145.
After an internship with the Champlain Longboats Program at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Joe taught boatbuilding skills to students at the Community High School of Vermont as they completed a 32-foot 'pilot gig', a six-oared wooden rowboat now used in youth rowing programs run through the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.