Outboard motors donated to students for training program

“Bennington Marine this month donated a T50 outboard and an F200 outboard to Impact Institute, a Yamaha Marine Technical School Partner (TSP) in Kendallville, Indiana. Yamaha matched the donation with a 4.2-liter F300 V6 outboard. Students will use the motors and a certified Yamaha curriculum to gain a comprehensive understanding of the brand’s outboard power systems and add value to Yamaha marine dealers around the country.

“Yamaha’s Technical School Partnership program equips my students with the essential skills and knowledge they need to get ahead in the workforce,” said Ryan Ramsay, Marine Service Technology Instructor, Impact Institute. “We seek to impact lives to create career and college ready students. The TSP program aids in that pursuit by allowing us to stay up to date on the latest outboard products. We have a one-hundred percent graduation rate, with many students pursuing higher degrees and certifications. They are eager to work and ready to begin assisting customers on day one.””

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics there are just over 20,000 Marine mechanics in the country. That’s in contrast to the nearly 12 million boats registered in the U.S. Obviously, the need for technicians is great and providing donations for outboard motors for students to train with will help them succeed. Having your outboard engine sent for repair is a lot more cost-effective than purchasing a replacement.

At Robbinsdale Marine our outboard engine repair services include rebuilds, prop repair, electronics installation, and more. Call us at 763-533-0300 to speak to a representative in regards to having your outboard motor repaired.

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