The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) actively supports the
advancement of the recreational marine trades including careers of individuals
within our industry.
In an effort to attract more young people to careers in the marine trades and to
provide for marine technical education and training in MA., the MMTA Board of
Directors founded the Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust (MMTET).
MMTET is a non profit foundation, approved by the IRS, which funds efforts to
accomplish the educational goals of the Massachusetts Marine Trades. Three
trustees govern the foundation and the MMTA Education Committee serves as an
advisory panel for the Trust and the Trustees. Current MMTET initiatives include
establishing an institution or higher learning for Marine and environmental
studies called the Ocean Campus Center, assisting in the establishment and
continuance of marine technology programs on the high school and college levels
across the commonwealth, and the awarding of scholarships to deserving
individuals pursuing a career in the MA marine trades.
MMTET is the caretaker of the William Armstrong Scholarship Awards. Bill
Armstrong was a boat dealer on the south shore of Massachusetts and an original
member of the MMTA as well as serving on its board of directors. Bill felt
strongly that education and training are the key instruments of advancing
careers. These awards may be given to a Massachusetts resident who is a high
school senior or graduate pursuing an education or training at a qualified
institute of higher learning, with the intent of entering or continuing to work
in the recreational marine industry in Massachusetts up to $1500.00 (fifteen
hundred dollars) may be awarded to a recipient.
To accomplish its goals, MMTET seeks and solicits funds. Your contributions are
tax deductible. For additional information, or to apply for scholarships, or to
donate funds, visit www.boatma.com/education.html or contact Ed Lofgren, MMTET
Trustee, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
PLEASE HELP US ACHIEVE THIS GOAL BY CONTRIBUTING WHAT YOU CAN TODAY.
Your contribution is tax deductible. For more information, please contact one of the individuals listed below
Vocational School Initiative | Marine Trades Jobs Survey | Donation Form
Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust
P. O. Box 272
Milton, MA 02186
Dedicated to the Future of the Recreational Marine Trades