Oct 25, 2018

Austin EdwardsAustin Edwards told students and parents at the Saanich School’s “Parents as Informed Partners” night how he completed his 4-year Marine Service Technician Ticket before his 21st birthday. By starting his trades training at Quadrant while he was in Grade 11 at Parkland Secondary, he got credit towards high school and Marine Service Technician (MTS) technical training at the same time. Quadrant is just one of the training partners with Saanich Schools where Dual Credit students like Austin can fast track their career goals.

Raven MarineAustin completed his advanced competencies and final exam this past spring. He works at Raven Marine in Sidney. The Yacht Care and Services department at Raven Marine offers full maintenance, repair and installation services. Engine servicing, paint touch ups, and even full installations are all easily handled by their team of certified experts. Raven Marine Yacht Shipping is the full-service yacht shipping and transport branch of Raven Marine, offering concierge services on both the East and West coasts of North America. Their team of yacht technicians, mechanics and shipping experts are here to help you.

ETC Granville ClassroomCongratulations Austin!

Quadrants new Granville Island classroom hosts its first fire extinguisher training certification


Have you ever put out a live fire? Do you know when you should try a fire extinguisher and when you just need to get out? What should you be looking out for when you’re working in marinas and boatyards?

Level One MST Training starts off with fire extinguisher training certification that includes putting out a live fire.

Quadrant Marine Institute put out a big thank you to Skookum Yacht Services and Pilot Marine Yacht Services for making the much needed renovations for the new office and classroom on Granville Island at 1806 Maritime Mews.

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