This week, NMMA signed President Trump’s ‘Pledge to America’s Workers’ – an initiative aimed at challenging industries and companies of all sizes to commit to providing new education and training opportunities over the coming five years. Addressing the marine industry’s workforce shortage is a top NMMA priority and the association is urging all stakeholders to join them in this effort. “On behalf of the recreational boating industry, we are honored to sign President Trump’s ‘Pledge to America’s Workers’ and look forward to working with his administration on this important initiative,” said Nicole Vasilaros, senior vice president of government and legal affairs. “There are more than 30,000 open jobs in the U.S. marine industry alone, and we stand ready to help expand our national workforce by creating stable, good paying jobs. “Since the Workforce Executive Order announcement, more than 250 companies and organizations have signed the pledge, contributing to nearly 10 million new education and training opportunities for American students and workers over the next five years.