New England Tech has been a member of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) for many years. Recently, NEIT became one of only five schools in the country to fulfill the requirements to become an ABYC Marine League of Schools member.
To achieve this distinction, NEIT’s curriculum had to meet ABYC standards and ABYC certification had to be made available to NEIT students. ABYC certification is a recognized standard of achievement in the marine industry and sought by employers.
To become Marine League of Schools certified, NEIT instructors had to gain ABYC certification in the areas they teach. Our Marine Technology faculty did one better when they all became Master Certified Marine Technicians. To achieve this status, each faculty member had to pass the certification exams for electricity and electronics, marine systems, and a third area of their choice. All full-time and part-time instructors passed the three exams with high marks and are currently studying for a fourth exam.
New England Tech is the only Marine League school to have all Master Certified instructors. Our goal is to be the only school with all of our instructors certified in every ABYC area! Great job, everyone!