Featured Photo – Auxiliarist Wilson Santiago

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

When approached by the local Hispanic community of boaters looking for a New Jersey approved safe boating course, the USCG Auxiliary saw a great opportunity to reach out to a population who, although active in the boating community, were not able to successfully obtain a New Jersey Boating Safety Course Certificate. Initial response to the course was overwhelming ending up with a class of 29 with eight on a waiting list. The USCG Auxiliary provided two instructors and two interpreters. Class participation was excellent with the process being an instructor reading the slide, with an interpreter translating and asking for questions. Although some questions were asked in English, all answers were provided in Spanish to ensure all had a full understanding. At the end of the course, all but one successfully passed the exam and earned their New Jersey Boating Safety Course Certificate.  Pictured above, Auxiliarist Wilson Santiago interprets during the safe boating course.

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  1. Tom Vocke says:

    This is excellent and outstanding ! Very Well Done Mr. Santiago !

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