RIMTA coordinates training programs with local industry and educational institutions that will give you the skills needed to get your first job in the marine trades. These programs are a great way for young people to get a start in our industry, or for unemployed or underemployed individuals of all ages who want to make a career change.

No boating experience is required. If you enjoy working with your hands and have other interests and skills — such as carpentry or working with engines — these programs will help you start a marine career.



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The training is meant to introduce individuals of all entry-level backgrounds to outboard marine engines and to help meet the continued demand for service technicians in the industry. The 150-hour marine outboard engine training will include:

  • Vessel designs, parts, locations, vessel terminology
  • Centerlines and measuring, engine mounting, control installation
  • Seamanship
  • Boat care
  • Outboard components, workshop manuals and pre-delivery inspections
  • Introduction to electricity circuit components and electrical symbols
  • Multi-meter and scan tool usage
  • Batteries
  • Starting systems
  • Fuel systems
  • Power trim systems
  • ABYC standards
  • Forklift training (certification)
  • OSHA training (certification)

Upon successful completion of the full 150 hours of Marine Outboard Training, NEIT will award each individual 26 quarter hour college credits to reflect the following NEIT 2022 catalog courses: MT 138 Outboard Engine Overhaul and Systems Diagnosis, MT 120 Advanced Marine Electricity and Electronics Installation, MT 127 Marine Engine Applications, MT 215 Fuel Systems Theory, and Introduction to EFI Applications, MT 263 Forklift Safety and Operations and AUB 260 OSHA Safety Practices. Each participant will also receive both an OSHA 10 safety certificate and a Class 5 OSHA Forklift certification, and a Certification of Completion. A gift card for the specific tools needed to begin a career in the industry will be provided to each graduating participant. Successful graduates of the training will work directly with RIMTA to be placed into full time positions in the industry working as Marine Outboard Technicians.