The Yamaha Marine Technical School Partnership program (TSP) added three new schools to its growing list of participants, bringing the total number to 120 nationwide. Developed in 2015, Yamaha’s TSP program aims to develop a stronger marine technician workforce through a certified curriculum, Yamaha systems access and product donations used in the classroom for hands-on training.
New program participants include: Hart County High School, Hartwell, Georgia; Monroe Career & Technical Institute, Bartonsville, Pennsylvania; and Suffolk County Community College, Selden, New York.
Recognizing the need for quality technicians, the marine technician training courses offered in classrooms create a center for innovation, workforce development initiatives and a pipeline for dealerships and service operations in various areas.
“We understand the importance of providing exciting educational opportunities for students by offering programs such as marine technician training,” said Kenyon Ward, Senior Marine Training Coordinator, Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit. “Yamaha’s hands-on training curriculum gives students real-world experiences and further broadens the education opportunities schools can bring to the table.”