The Marina Industries Association (MIA) is pleased to announce the winners of two scholarships for its forthcoming Advanced Marina Management and Intermediate Marina Management Courses to be help in Sydney and the Gold Coast. The courses are conducted annually by the MIA and recognised internationally through the Global Marina Institute.
The winner of the Bellingham Marine Advanced Marina Management Scholarship is Juanita Erskine. She has been in the marina industry for 12 years and Harbour Master at Hope Harbour Marina on the Gold Coast since 2013.Juanita said she was honoured to win the Bellingham Marine Scholarship and thanked Bellingham for its support of marina industry and industry education. John Spragg from Bellingham said the education of young people coming up though the industry was essential. “Bellingham Marine places great importance on supporting industry education as a way to strengthen the long term health of the industry.”
The winner of the Superior Jetties Intermediate Marina Management Course is Eileen Rowlinson from d’Albora Marinas. Eileen is the Front Office Manager at d’Albora Marinas Akuna Bay in Sydney where she has been working since 2012. Eileen said “completing the course will be an important step in furthering my education and the skills and knowledge learned in the course will help equip me for the challenges ahead.” John Hogan from Superior said he is encouraged by growing demand for MIA education courses. “Superior values the opportunity to support industry through the IMM Scholarship.”
MIA President Andrew Chapman congratulated the winners and thanked Bellingham and Superior for their on-going industry support. “Industry education is a core focus of the MIA. These keenly contested scholarships are valuable in attracting more interest and participation in MIA courses.”
Details of MIA’s many courses can be found on the MIA web site.