Hands-on Skills Training

While it’s clear that the Hands-on Skills Training (HOST) program works, stakeholder access and availability needs expansion. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), in collaboration with many stakeholders, is working to standardize knowledge and skills training for the powerboating and other recreational boating communities. Making powerboat skills training readily and conveniently available nationally is becoming a priority, but there continue to be challenges. Looking on the bright side, these same challenges also offer opportunities for growth and recommendations toward continuing development. As the nation continues on a path toward making powerboat skills training readily and conveniently available nationally, it will require developing a national network of skills training providers, which will in turn require a collaborative, effort on the part of the business and safety communities alike. The HOST program provides a proven platform that is scalable to provide such a national on-water skills training program. Working together as a recreational boating community, and leveraging the marketing and outreach efforts of industry’s Discover Boating campaign, boaters can continue tp focuse and sustaine effort towards a shared goal: ensuring that time spent on the water is safer and more enjoyable for all boaters


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  • Accession Number: 01633078
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 28 2017 10:40AM