05 July 2011
05 July 2011
Last week, the Brazilian Boat Building Association (ACOBAR) held its second training session for the marine industry at University of Itajai, Univali.
200 students and local marine workers participated in the seminar, which took place in the boatbuilding hub of Santa Catarina, where large boatyards like Schaefer Yachts, Fibrafort and Azimut are located.
ACOBAR administration is actively pursuing training initiatives to improve composite manufacturing quality for the marine industry in Brazil. The goal is to enhance technical skills of individuals involved in boat production. The training initiative is headed by the Vice President of ACOBAR, Jorge Nasseh.
ACOBAR’s goal is to increase the level of qualifications in the industry and to market it as a competitive place to work.
ACOBAR explain that during the event they signed a training agreement with the Department of Technology at University of Itajai to offer jobs in the marine industry for graduates of the Marine Composite Construction Technician course. Due to the level of attendance, ACOBAR is scheduling another training session in Sao Paulo in October 2011.
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