Yamaha Supports Mariner High School Outboard Marine Program

Yamaha Supports Mariner High School Outboard Marine Program
Posted on 10/02/2020
Yamaha Supports Mariner High School Outboard Marine Program

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. has recently donated a F4LMHA engine to the Outboard Marine Services Technology Academy at Mariner High School. The value of the engine is $1,300. Yamaha has been in partnership with Mariner High School since the program’s inception in 2017.

“This generous donation will be used to help further the program by providing hands-on experience for students to learn the necessary skills to enter the marine industry,” says Mariner High School Assistant Principal Beth Gedde. “Students currently in the program earn a Yamaha Certification in Outboard Systems before graduating from high school. Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A has operations in Cypress, California, Kennesaw, Georgia and Marietta, Georgia.”

Students enrolled in Mariner’s Outboard Marine Services Technology Academy learn entry-level skills for the Outboard Marine Service Industry. Hands-on training combined with laboratory and classroom experiences gives the student a full understanding of workplace safety and organization, trailer service, various boat materials, 2-stroke cycle outboard engines, and fuel systems on boats. They also provide engine or electrical repair, or accessory installation to local boat owners for just the cost of the parts needed,

Yamaha identified an industry-wide shortage of workforce-ready marine service professionals through surveys, case studies, and interviews. As a result, Yamaha Marine University (YMU) introduced Maintenance Certification Programs (MCP) to foster the education of aspiring marine technicians by providing technical schools with state-of-the-art, instructor-led courses. YMU works with industry professionals and educators to set the standard for marine service education and to create a student-to-technician pipeline for Yamaha dealerships.