Marine Service Technician

Marine Service Technician, Apprenticeship (Level 1) (Quadrant Marine Institute)

For more detailed information see the following link to the Saanich Career Education web page: Marine Service Technician

Students interested in this program must meet with a Career Teacher to development a personal education/transition plan and complete all appropriate application and registration forms.

MST training introduces the student to the marine environment through:exposure to actual workplace sites and situations, classroom orientation to all aspects of the marine industry, introductions to the key trades and occupations and introduction to the equipment, tools and materials. The program reviews all aspects of repair, maintenance and construction of light commercial and pleasure yachts. Topics in the curriculum include: safety in the workplace, vessel terminology, docking, mooring, hauling & blocking in the boatyard, principles of boat design and propulsion, surveying and insurance issues, marine business practices, employer expectations and employment hints.

Students will receive hands-on exposure to the basic boat repair and building trades including: composites (fiberglass) construction & repair, wood boat building & joinery, systems installations & troubleshooting.

Students will participate in a 4 month intensive technical training activity which will include writing a completion exam. This will be followed up with a 3 week unpaid practicum placement in industry.

Program is one semester in length.

Students are eligible to receive up to 4 credits for technical training and a further 4 to 24 credits for work-based training through work experience & Youth Work in Trades courses.

SD 63 is delivering the program in partnership with Quadrant Marine Institute

Open to Grade 11 and 12 students.