USA - ANSI

Activities:

Most important initiatives:

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has a self-published text book that specifically targets high school level marine trade programs. It is ¿standards-based" and references ABYC Standards throughout. The book is available in both hard cover and digital edition by contacting www.abycinc.org.

Additionally ABYC has worked with Skills USA to develop their ¿Workforce Ready¿ skills assessment for Marine Service Technology. The assessment is based on ABYC Standards where applicable. http://www.workforcereadysystem.org/index.shtml."

Agreements exist with the following organizations:

Relationships exist with these organizations:

The Automotive Lift Institute is a vendor to many (US and Canadian) vo-tech schools and 2-year technical schools with service and repair courses.

The Amercian Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) oversees an organization known as the ¿Marine League¿ which is a consortium of post-secondary schools offering marine trades training programs. All of these schools have embraced the ABYC ¿Standards-Based¿ concept and they also offer to their students the opportunity to attempt ABYC certifications in specified topic areas such as diesel engine, standards knowledge or marine electricity. ABYC works directly with the administrators and teachers from these schools/programs.

Types of agreements with these organizations:

Marine League Schools work with the American Boat and Yacht Counncil (ABYC) under Memoranda of Understanding. Key elements found within these memoranda describe the use of ABYC produced study guide materials, ABYC industry certification requirements for teachers within the respective programs and assistance in identifying specific ABYC standards applicable to the various topic areas within their respective curricula.

Impact of initiatives in figures:

Number of schools or students reached: The Automotive Lift Institute reaches approx. 170 schools. The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) reaches 5 schools and approx. 400 students per year.

Impact on public authorities, stakeholder groups or others:

Awareness of the importance of standards: For the Automotive Lift Institute, the supporting safety materials (especially the lift safety DVD hosted by NASCAR Legends Richard & Kyle Petty) addresses and describes each of the three American national standards (ANSI/ALI ALOIM, ANSI/ALI ALIS, and ANSI/ALI ALCTV current editions) with some detail. This approach allows instructors to positively shape industry safety for the next generation of the work force. Stakeholders such as retail stores, dealerships, and small service and repair centers look positively upon this safety training in relation to the applicable standards.
Other qualitative impacts: The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has certified approx. 4800 individuals globally using ABYC Standards.