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ASU-Beebe’s Searcy Campus Launches Yamaha Training Program


Starting today, Arkansas State University-Beebe’s Searcy campus will be launching its new technical training program for outboard motor maintenance and repair.

In July, Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A and ASU-Beebe signed a partnership to establish the two-year program, which is designed to train outboard marine motor technicians. ASU-Beebe is incorporating the Yamaha marine motor training into its existing Power Sports Technology program. This program aims to “train students to repair vehicles such as powerboats, motorcycles, ATVs, and outdoor power equipment,” according to the university’s website.

The Power Sports Technology program offers a certificate of proficiency, a technical certificate and an associate of applied science – general technology. Both college and high school students will be eligible to participate in the program.

Yamaha has committed to providing instructional materials, including technical manuals, as well as equipment training sets, outboard engines, test equipment and more for the program.

“Through this and other industry partnerships ASU-Beebe continues to demonstrate our commitment to bringing opportunities and improving the skilled workforce in our community,” Dr. Jennifer Methvin, chancellor of ASU-Beebe, said in a statement. 

This is the 11th educational partnership for Yamaha.

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