Yanmar, ABYC partner in training opportunities

YANMAR and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) are teaming up to conduct marine technician certification courses at YANMAR Academy which is located at the new YANMAR Evo Center in Acworth, Georgia.

“ABYC is a long-standing organization with high standards for safety and training in the boating industry,” said Tim Miller YANMAR America senior manager of learning & development. “Our Academy is proud to support their technician network by offering this learning opportunity. It is our desire to provide an exceptional diesel engine and systems course in line with ABYC’s excellent reputation.”

The first scheduled ABYC Diesel Engine Certification course will be held Oct. 9-11, 2018. Certification candidates with formal marine engine manufacturer training will learn additional information only addressed by the ABYC standards. Registration is open for this certification course.

“Historically, proprietary engine courses did not include ancillary systems as part of the curriculum, like exhaust and controls,” said Ed Sherman, ABYC vice president of education. “ABYC certifications are standards-based and cover information on both ends of the engine, helping a technician build on their troubleshooting skill set.”

A YANMAR trainer will facilitate the course with ABYC’s guidance and certification materials, making ABYC certification more accessible than ever for rising marine technicians.

“Industry partnerships helps ABYC deliver certification courses more frequently and in more locations,” said David Broadbent, ABYC education director. “We are very excited to work with YANMAR and give students a fantastic learning experience at their impressive training facility.”

YANMAR Academy brings a systematic approach to training with a variety of course offerings for YANMAR product lines, including agriculture equipment, construction equipment, utility task vehicles, industrial diesel engines, energy systems and marine diesel engines. All courses are led by staff experts and conducted in state-of -the -art, product -specific training labs designed with student computers, 60-inch computer displays, advanced audio systems for student convenience, master and student tool boxes as well as room exhaust systems.

“Having worked in the marine industry all my life, collaboration between YANMAR Academy and ABYC is a natural fit,” said Eric Schaffer YANMAR Academy high speed commercial training instructor. “This partnership gives marine technicians the opportunity to receive industry standard training in a world-class, hands-on learning environment.”

To learn more and register for the ABYC Diesel Engine Certification course visit www.abycinc.org/events.

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