Training and Events
MMTA Environmental Compliance Training
February 2 2022 from 9:00 am - 11:30 pm$30
Members Only -Register REGISTER HERE
This is a specialized environmental training opportunity for boat yards, boat builders, marinas and service facilities aimed at helping those businesses better understand their environmental compliance obligations and how to identify and implement compliance strategies with references to the Maine Marine Environmental Compliance Guide. This online tool was created in 2019 to replace/update the former “Brightworks” Best Management Practices notebooks that may still be on some shelves in MMTA member businesses.
Major topic areas include air emissions and licensing, hazardous waste, universal waste, bottom wash, and stormwater. In addition, attendees will hear about efforts to deal with shrinkwrap and fiberglass recycling in Maine.
This training will include presentations by staff of Maine DEP and Maine Labpack. MMTA will also be giving some updates on the Clean Boatyards & Marinas Program and a new model that will be available for MMTA Members.
There will be ample time for attendee engagement and questions will be encouraged.
There is a suggested $30 donation to help support MMTA.
REGISTER HERE for the Certified Garmin Installer Training for authorized Garmin dealers and resellers.
UPDATED DATES and TIMES: This will be delivered in an online format and has been divided into four sections
- Wednesday, February 2 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- Thursday, February 3 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- Wednesday, February 16 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- Thursday, February 17 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This 4-hour training will provide key tips and guidance on integration and installation of Garmin’s latest marine products, including ChartPlotters, Radars, Sonars and Autopilots.
Attendees must possess current certification(s) for at least one of the following – ABYC Electrical, NMEA Basic, Advanced MEI, or NMEA 2000 Installer.
There is a suggested $30 donation to help support MMTA.
MMTA turns 55 this year! Members please register HERE for the link to our meeting
AGENDA FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16
3:00 pm Opening Remarks and Welcome: Stacey Keefer, MMTA Director and Jill Jacobs, MMTA Board President
3:10 pm Recovery Funding in Maine: Brian Whitney, President of Maine Technology Institute (MTI)
Brian Whitney will be on hand to talk specifically about MTI and the innovation funding and services it offers, as well as relevant buckets of state funding that will soon be available as part of the approximately $1 billion in federal discretionary money that Maine will be administering over the next two years to help businesses, organizations, workers, families, and communities deal with the continuing impacts of the global pandemic.
3:40 pm MMTA Annual Business Meeting:
- Call To Order: MMTA Board President, Jill Jacobs
- Financial Report: MMTA Treasurer, Bob Armstrong
- MMTA Director’s Report: MMTA Director, Stacey Keefer; Introduction of new board members; Unveiling of the new MMTA logo
- Any New Business
- Adjourn Official Meeting (approximately 4pm) for some social time (BYOB)
About our Presenter:
Brian Whitney is President of the Maine Technology Institute, an organization established to diversify and grow Maine’s economy by encouraging, promoting, stimulating and supporting innovation and its transformation into new products, services and companies and, ultimately, the creation of quality jobs for Maine people.
He has extensive experience in economic development and legislative matters at both the state and federal level and has worked with innumerable companies, private and public sector research organizations, and entrepreneurial leaders throughout the State of Maine during his professional career. He served previously as a private sector manager and in the public sector as Maine’s Director of Business Development & Innovation, the Director of Outreach and Economic Development for U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine), a Business Development Specialist for the State of Maine, and as Chief of Staff to Maine’s Senate President.
He has served on, or staffed, a number of statewide boards including the Maine State Workforce Investment Board, the Maine Economic Growth Council, Maine Innovation Economy Advisory Board, Maine Venture Fund and the Maine Rural Development Authority. He is currently a board member of the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development, Maine & Company, and the Economic Development Council of Maine.
Brian is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine (USM) and lives in Augusta with his wife and two daughters.
Midcoast First Aid, LLC 145 Main Street, Thomaston, ME; 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Registration limited to eight participants. If you need more staff trained we can set up another class or a custom training time at your facility
- Training specific for the marine environment provided by Midcoast First Aid, LLC
- Hands-on course designed for marina & boatyard staff, sailing programs, yacht clubs, coastal sailors, crew, and yacht racers
- Emergency plans – communications, notifications
- A plus to have on your insurance plan
- Per OSHA regulations facilities located more than a 4-minute drive from an emergency response station are required to have trained personnel on staff
- Cold water submersion and environmental emergencies
- Head injuries and spinal cord injuries
- Recovery positions
- Bleeding Control and soft tissue injuries
- Bone injuries and splinting
- Marine Animal bites/stings
- Medical Emergencies (including but not limited to: diabetic emergencies, stroke, seizure, shortness of breath, chest pain, allergic reaction)
ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR
Lindsey Pinkham is the owner of Midcoast First Aid, LLC a United States Coast Guard and American Health and Safety Institute approved training facility specializing in emergency training focused on the marine environment. She is also Northeast District Manager for Downeast Maritime Inc. a United States Coast Guard approved school focusing on licensing and STCW training. She is a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation and who holds an unlimited tonnage mates license
Lindsey is United States Coast Guard Registered Person in Charge of Medical Care, National Registry Advanced Emergency Medical Technician License, Maine State Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Wilderness First Aid and CPR/AED and First Aid Instructor. Lindsey has worked on tugs, oil cleanup vessels and bulk carriers and has also worked as a professor at Maine Maritime Academy both in the classroom and on the annual training cruise.
10 Hour Shipyard Standards — This one-and-a-half-day course offers basic information on a variety of shipyard/boat building industry safety/health standards (29 CFR 1915). Attendees who complete the course will receive an OSHA 10-hour course completion certificate.
Day 1 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Day 2 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
OSHA Certified Training Course card is $8.00 (optional)
Includes classroom learning and concentrated hands-on training on multiple Yamaha outboard motors ranging from F20 to F200. Training topics will include engine nomenclature, maintenance charts & descriptions of services, Yamalube™ lubricants & additives, oil & filter service, water pump service, decarbonizing, valve train maintenance, vapor separator tank service, fuel filter replacement, anodes, timing belts and more.
Grant funding is available for qualified individuals.
- Resident of Maine
- High School diploma, GED or HiSet
- Unemployed or Under-employed
- Preference given to those with previous trade experience or training
- Proof of authorization to work in the S.
- Other testing may be required
The training will take place at Southern Maine Community College, South Portland Campus
Sustainability & Energy Alternatives Center, 2 Fort Road, South Portland, ME 04106
For More Information and to Get Started Now, email [email protected] or call 207-741-5955