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Title: USPS Education


1
USPS Education
  • Presentation from the
  • Annual Meeting
  • Dallas, TX
  • February 22, 2008

in high Gear
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2
2007 Results
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3
2007 Results
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4
Whats New?
  • Americas Boating Course
  • New Seminars
  • New/updated Courses
  • Boat Operator Certification

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5
Americas Boating Course -3rd Ed
  • USPS new boating course
  • Coming this spring
  • 1 book 8hr or 12hr
  • Superior content graphics

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6
Student Package
  • ABC Book
  • Two parts one book
  • Boating Safety Seamanship (8hr)
  • 4 logical chapters
  • Piloting
  • Introductory Navigation with GPS and traditional
    methods
  • Student DVD
  • Animated courseware
  • Study at home, refresher, reference
  • Digital Charting software charts

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7
Instructor Tools
  • PowerPoint
  • Excellent graphics
  • Animations
  • Instructor Manual
  • Slide notes
  • Supporting examples
  • Exercises

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8
Advantages
  • We will have one course
  • Can be delivered in two formats
  • Book, DVD, and PowerPoint
  • All coordinated
  • Emphasis on quality value
  • Clearly the best
  • Extra content, DVD

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9
Internet ABC
  • 2008
  • Continue with existing ABC
  • USPS sole owner
  • 2009
  • Internet will match classroom course
  • Exam on-line or squadron
  • Recruiting opportunity
  • Transition potential to classroom

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10
New Seminars
  • Seminar format
  • A major success
  • More Titles
  • 6 in 2007 expanded to 12 in 2008
  • Addition of Seminar Series
  • Mini-Courses

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11
Seminars Success
  • Attracting experienced boaters
  • Hot topics of interest
  • Opportunity to recruit
  • Re-engage members
  • Easy to deliver
  • Shorter format
  • Excellent Instructor Tools
  • Unique to USPS

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12
Current Titles
  • How to Use a Chart
  • Using GPS
  • Using VHF VHF/DSC Marine Radio
  • Onboard Weather Forecasting
  • Boat Handling
  • Sail Trim

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13
Now being Released
  • PaddleSmart
  • Marine Knots
  • Anchoring
  • Marine Radar
  • Hurricanes

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14
Paddle Smart
  • Largest fastest growing market segment
  • Also,
  • Highest fatality rate - Real need to train
  • First sessions at Dallas
  • USCG 1st District
  • Initiative to reach out to paddlers
  • May 1 Jun 30th (D/1, 2, 3, 4, 12, 14, 18, 19)

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First Session - Dallas
  • Trailering
  • Excellent Book
  • Retail USPS Guide
  • Reference
  • Targets largest traditional boating segment

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16
First Mini-Course
  • Advanced Powerboat Handling
  • 6-hr Course
  • Close Quarters Maneuvering
  • Stability and Seas
  • Operating at Sea
  • Animated presentation
  • Detailed techniques
  • Visualize actions
  • Clear target market

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  • Knots, Bends ,and Hitches
  • Compendium of marine knots
  • Tested applications
  • Detailed graphics
  • How to tie them
  • Hands-on practice

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18
Bowline Construction
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19
Soon to be Released
  • Emergencies On Board
  • Heavy Weather Sailing
  • Diesel Engine Care Repair

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20
In the Works This Year
  • Marine Compasses
  • Partner in Command Series
  • (Skipper Saver II)
  • Marine Maintenance Series
  • (mini-course)
  • River Boating Locks
  • Using Chartplotters Digital Charts Series
  • Autopilots
  • Depth Sounders Fishfinders
  • Navigation Rules
  • Coast Guard License Prep Series
  • Crew Overboard

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21
Seminar Advantages
  • Up-to-date content
  • Quicker, easier to deliver
  • Attract potential members
  • Refresher for trained boaters
  • Flexible venues
  • Great for marine trades
  • Credit toward certification
  • Contribute operating funds

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22
Train the Trainer Initiative
  • Seminars offer a single shot at attendees
  • We must use our best instructors
  • Seminars are different
  • They have a beginning and end on the same night
  • There are techniques that work
  • We are launching a train the trainer pgm
  • Nat Ed Dept staff will come to you

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New/Updated Courses
  • Navigation 08
  • Beta next month
  • Advanced Celestial Navigation
  • Navigating offshore with Electronics
  • The CAPN software charts
  • Weather 08
  • Release next month
  • One book extensive color graphics
  • Comprehensive and practical

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24
In the Works
  • Marine Electrical Systems 08
  • 1st of new courses April
  • Comprehensive and practical
  • Marine Communications Systems
  • Marine Electronic Systems
  • Instructor Development
  • Sail

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25
Boat Operator Certification (BOC)
  • Ready to Go April
  • Inland Navigator Certification
  • In process
  • Coastal Navigator Certification
  • Comprehensive on-the-water insurance for USPS
    instructors

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26
Inland Navigator
  • Seamanship, Engines, Electrical
  • Boat handling, rules of the road
  • Boat equipment
  • Seminars
  • How to use a Chart
  • Using GPS
  • Using VHF DSC Radio
  • Onboard Weather Forecasting

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27
Inland Navigator Skills
  • Demonstrate
  • Safe Powerboat Handling
  • Program based on partner US Sailing
  • On-the-water test
  • Handling Fire Extinguishers

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28
Levels of Certification
  • Inland Navigator
  • Local rivers, small lakes, bays
  • Coastal Navigator
  • Local coastal waters
  • Advanced Coastal Navigator
  • Extended coastal cruising
  • Offshore Navigator
  • Global

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29
Requirements Matrix Summary
Courses
Seminars
Skill Demos
  • Inland
  • Use a Chart
  • Using GPS
  • Using VHF
  • Onboard Wx
  • Seamanship
  • Marine Electrical
  • Engine Maint
  • Safe Powerboat
  • Firefighting
  • Coastal
  • Compass
  • Radar
  • Maint Series
  • Piloting
  • Marine Comm
  • Cruise Planning
  • GPS Wpt
  • Distress Signal
  • Mech Sys Series
  • Emerg Onboard
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Adv
  • Coastal
  • Adv Piloting
  • Marine Electronics
  • Weather

Offshore
  • JN
  • Navigation
  • Offshore Series
  • Passage Making

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US Sailing or equivalent experience
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Credentials
  • Passport
  • Shows progress
  • Certificate
  • Completed level
  • Wallet Card
  • Certificate

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31
A View to the Future
  • We are taking a clear and commanding lead in
    boater education
  • Our core strength
  • Route to recruit and retain members
  • Can self-fund development
  • USPS will be the go to resource for boating
    information
  • Published material
  • Courses
  • Member to member

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32
USPS University helps USPS
  • Continuing education
  • Membership growth
  • Income for the future
  • Truly the finest boaters

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Now The Challenge
  • Weve created some truly outstanding educational
    products
  • and more to come
  • weve turned the corner
  • Now, you need to promote them, and
  • Line up quality instructors to teach them
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