About Our Auction
Funds raised will benefit the Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust to help support two key initiatives. 50% will go to the Educational Arm of the Trust to help support Educational scholarships for students attending boating industry schools. 50% will go to the KIDS in Boating Arm of the Trust to help support grants for non profit youth boating programs in an effort to get more kids on the water in a safe and smart manner.
About Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust
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. Four 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 of 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.