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ABYC Standards & Membership Included With Westlawn Enrollment
August 15, 2003, Edgewater, MD: The American Boat & Yacht
Council (ABYC) and the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology
announced that as one of the new benefits resulting from Westlawn’s
affiliation with ABYC, all active Westlawn students will receive
a one-year, student membership in ABYC, as well as a complete copy
of the latest ABYC Standards and Technical Information Reports
for Small Craft on CD (the ‘ABYC Standards Manual’).
Students will be eligble to maintain their ABYC membership at
a reduced rate for up to three additional years, as long as they
are enrolled in Westlawn.
Dave Gerr, Westlawn Director says, “Not only is this a great
financial benefit for Westlawn students, but this is part of the
ongoing plan of upgrading Westlawn’s academic program.” “We
are strongly encouraging the Westlawn students to thoroughly familiarize
themselves with the ABYC standards, as they will now be incorporated
in the core curriculum of Westlawn,” stated Gerr.
Westlawn students or ABYC members who have any questions can call
Westlawn at (410) 956-7100.
Founded in 1930, the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is
the only nationally accredited and state certified distance-learning
school of small-craft design in the United States. As the not-for-profit
educational affiliate of the American Boat and Yacht Council, Westlawn's
primary function is to assure a continual source of highly skilled
yacht designers to the industry. To learn more about Westlawn please
call (410) 956-7100 or visit the Westlawn Web Site at www.westlawn.org.
The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is a not-for-profit
organization that has been developing, writing and updating the
safety standards for boat building and repair in the United States
for nearly 50 years. ABYC is actively involved with the International
Organization for Standardization (ISO) as well as certification
programs for marine technicians. These standards are available
on CD-ROM and in printed form. Membership and general information
can be requested by calling (410) 956-1050 or by visiting the ABYC
Web Site at www.abycinc.org.