Business Alliance Partners Needs and Benefits

SALTY’s Business Alliance Partners needs and benefits incorporate a wide variety partners addressing multiple needs and benefits.

Youth Groups:

As described a bit earlier, youth organizations, due to the high cost of chartering boats, are not able to successfully introduce their youths to the beautiful coastal waters of New England. The following youth organizations all have compelling needs to offer this opportunity. Boy Scouts of America, YMCA, Girl Scouts of America and other youth organizations offer a variety of certificates, merit badges and advancement in rank in the many activities they offer. SALTY’s Sailing Adventures, for the first time for many, offer an outdoor and overnight on the water experience which assists in providing the environment, location and tools for accomplishing a wide variety of these goals.

The Maritime Industry:

The Rhode Island Marine Trade Association is a primary example of Business Alliance Partner. The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) represents all aspects of the recreational boating and marine industry in Rhode Island. They are dedicated to growing Rhode Island’s marine trades through advocacy, education, and promotion and positioning the Ocean State as a worldwide leader in the marine industry.

SALTY’s ability to reach out to our young men and women, who have very little access or ability to getting on the water goes a fundamental asset in assisting RIMTA and other marine related partners to accomplish their individual goals. By opening doors to a wide variety of youths with Sailing Adventures, SALTY is able to give first hand experiences to those who otherwise might never have this opportunity.

Maritime Schools:

There are several different types of maritime schools throughout New England. Our research and discussions with many of them underscore one of their greatest ongoing challenges which is attracting youths to fill their respective maritime programs. SALTY is perfectly positioned to provide a wide variety of youths with the introduction to the sea and maritime industry that they otherwise may never be exposed to. The eye-opening and in some cases, life changing experiences can and have created the spark for youths to pursue a career in the Maritime Industry. Below are a few examples of these maritime institutions:

International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS)

IYRS, the International Yacht Restoration School is a post-secondary school in Newport, RI which provides world-class experiential education, preparing students to enter a global manufacturing and making workforce. IYRS teaches the art and science of making, building, restoring and maintaining, and in the process helps its graduates build both careers and more meaningful lives, inspired in the knowledge that, in their hands and through technology, they have the power to build almost anything. IYRS currently has three accredited schools, School of Composites Technology, School of Boatbuilding & Restoration and School of Marine Systems.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation’s finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages youths to be their best.

Maine Maritime Academy

The Maine Maritime Academy is a public, co-educational college located in the coastal town of Castine, Maine. Their student population, drawing on students throughout New England and beyond, numbers approximately 950 students in courses of study in engineering, management, science, and transportation. Their rigorous courses and experiential programs equip students with the practical skills, knowledge, and training to launch successful careers upon completing an associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree.

MMA students benefit from hands-on education, international sea-time aboard the Training Ship State of Maine or the Schooner Bowdoin, cadet shipping aboard commercial vessels, and cooperative education assignments. MMA students become world-class mariners and engineers, supply chain managers, logistics professionals, and scientists in Maine and beyond.

These are just a few of the Business Alliance Partners SALTY is and is planning to work with.