Tag Archives: technician training

Maine-based marine trades school prepares for opening day

The Landing School in Arundel, Maine, will open for its first day of school on Sept. 8, 2020. Currently the school staff, faculty, and a handful of graduates are prepping the classrooms, shops, and common areas for students returning this fall to train in yacht design, composite boat building, wooden boat building, and marine systems.  Unlike many post-secondary schools around ...

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Yamaha expands technical school partnership program

Yamaha recently expanded its Technical School Partnership program in Arkansas with the grand opening of National Park College’s (NPC) new Marine Technology building, Jan. 30. The 7,500-square-foot facility includes a classroom and workshop space for students to train with the latest marine technology. “Yamaha maintains a strong commitment to developing the next generation of marine technicians and answering the industry’s ...

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Yamaha dealer, college create new outboard training course

Steve Arnold, owner of Yarmouth Boat Yard, Moose Landing Marina, and Freedom Boat Club of Maine, recently collaborated with Yamaha Marine and Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) in South Portland, Maine, to combat the challenge of recruiting and retaining qualified marine technicians. The result is a grant-funded extensive Yamaha Outboard Motor Repair training program that is now offered at SMCC ...

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Institute of Marine Technology and Warner University create marine technology program

Institute of Marine Technology announced a partnership with Warner University in Florida to start the Marine Technology program on campus in Lake Wales, Florida. The intent of IMT’s Marine Technology program is to prepare individuals for entry-level technician opportunities in the watercraft industry. Students will be able to pursue two courses of action in the Marine Technology program at Warner ...

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Valuable training for a competent marine workforce

It’s no shock that the marine industry is in desperate need of skilled technical employees in all segments. There are several efforts the industry can and has taken to address the workforce shortage problem, which we will highlight in our April issue. One way the industry has tackled this problem is through creating and supporting workforce training programs, many of ...

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Yamaha Service Skills Training program builds technician career path

As the marine industry faces a shortage of qualified technicians, businesses across the industry will need to take it upon themselves to help address the issue. One notable example of a company taking action is Yamaha Marine Group. Two years ago, the company initiated a pilot program called Yamaha Service Skills Training. The program calls on individuals with a general ...

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