MITEC (Marine Industry Training & Education Council)
Establish as part of the Conference on Marine Industry Technical Training, MITEC was a 23-member board all-volunteer council of marine-industry professionals. From 2006 to 2012, I was an executive-committee member of this prestigious group, described by BOAT/U.S. as “Your Best Friend in Marine Education” saying “MITEC offers the best gathering of online resources for anyone already working or looking to work in the marine trades. In addition to the list of schools, you can also find an industry-wide skills analysis, job descriptions, and timely interviews with industry leaders.” MITEC made impressive inroads in promoting vocational education and workforce development in the marine industry, but folded in 2013. During my time in MITEC, I chaired several COMITT events targeted at marine educators.