Canadian Yachting April 2016 - (Page 4)
Make Your Passion Your Profession
This is a different kind of message for Vantage Point because we normally comment
on boating and the boating experience, but in this column, I want to talk to you about
the marine industry.
The parent company of Canadian Yachting magazine also owns a business-to-business publication serving the marine industry. And, now the marine industry needs
some help from our readers, from coast to coast. Generally speaking, there has not
been a lot of overlap between our consumer publications and our business publications
but these days, the world is changing.
The marine industry needs some help.
Like many business categories, there is a shortage of young people entering the
marine industry. There are many factors at play. A recent trend is for young people to
aspire to the urban condo lifestyle as their future. They're attracted to the white-collar
jobs that are typically in the downtown office towers and the cost of living in a downtown environment can leave a young person too short of time and cash to get out in
the country, or out on the boat.
As much as you and I love the water and getting out on the boat, we have to recognize that we enjoy something of a privileged lifestyle.
In fact, it's a lifestyle that some young people never had the opportunity to experience. The cumulative effect of these and other factors, is that at present, only a small
number of young people are looking to the marine industry as their career choice.
This creates a great opportunity for those young people who do understand boating
and who love the lifestyle of being around water. We are betting that your children and
grandchildren have experienced the boating lifestyle. Those young people are much
more likely to place a high value on boating.
In our trade publication, we provide a service to the marine industry by listing
marine industry Career Opportunities in our weekly electronic newsletter.
The current shortage of young people entering the industry has prompted us to
rethink the situation and we now realize that our Canadian Yachting magazine readers
may be an excellent connection to young people who are at the point of going through
school and planning their career path in life.
From now on, in the Canadian Yachting Onboard electronic newsletters, we plan
to include a column for Careers in the Marine Industry. That's right-job opportunities
in the boat business everywhere in Canada from "the Rock" to Vancouver Island and
everything in between.
Some of these employers are seeking Marine Technicians; young people who have
taken the Marine Technician courses through Georgian College, who have already
worked with a marina or boatyard to take courses through Mercury Marine,
Yamaha Canada, Volvo Penta or other leading companies.
But, the range of opportunity is far wider than just that!
Especially at this time of year we get a lot of advertisements for career opportunities
at marinas and boat yards, but also in distribution and sales with boat builders and
marine products companies, there are also opportunities in the fast-moving and fascinating field of marine electronics and much more.
Many of these positions will need a general arts, finance or business degree -
there's much more than just mechanical repair.
One of the other dimensions effecting the industry is that a significant number of
senior people are reaching retirement age and that will open up great opportunities.
If you know a young person who wants to make their passion their profession, subscribe to our Canadian Yachting Onboard newsletters (they are free!) and make a point
of following the Career Opportunities this spring.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting April 2016
Vantage Point: Careers in the marine industry
Waterfront: Ken Read’s Sailing Advice, CY in Miami and Dusseldorf
Club Profile: Cobourg Yacht Club
Destination: Swan Lake - This gentle cruise into Masset Inlet paints a stunning visual depiction of the Masset Sound scenery and a foray into a swimming hole near Swan Lake. By Linda Leitch
Feature: Perfect Prop for Your Purpose - In Part I of this 2 part article, learn about propellers for displacement boats. “Selection of the proper prop for your purpose is based on what you want or need to achieve.” By Rob MacLeod
Power Review: Beneteau GT 40
Destination: Georgian Bay Cruise - Spending five days on the breathtakingly beautiful Georgian Bay will have you starting your packing list and planning your own route for the summer of 2016. By Jennifer Harker
CPS Port Hole
Destination: British Virgin Islands - A weeklong visit to the Pro-Am Regatta at the Bitter End Yacht Club in the BVI’s challenges the author to find the perfect balance between the thrill of competition and the perfectly mixed cocktail in this idyllic setting. By Clarity Nicoll
Feature: Underwater Lighting - More affordable than you might think and more useful than you would imagine – Underwater Lighting is the hot upgrade for Canadian boats of all sizes, power or sail. Light up your cruising nights this summer. By Andy Adams
Crossing the Line: The Shark is Alive and Well
Canadian Yachting April 2016