Yamaha Marine Awards Scholarship to Manatee Technical College Students



Yamaha Marine has recently granted a $1,250 scholarship to Nicholas Peduzzi, a high-performing marine service technology student enrolled at Manatee Technical College (MTC). This Yamaha Marine Scholarship, hosted by MTC, serves as a compelling incentive to encourage the emerging generation of Yamaha Marine technicians to pursue their education at MTC, attain Yamaha certification, and embark on a promising career within a Yamaha Marine dealership.

Nicholas Peduzzi, the recipient of the Yamaha Marine Scholarship at Manatee Technical College, is diligently working towards becoming a certified Yamaha Marine Technician, as illustrated in the accompanying photo.

Doug Wagner, Director of Manatee Technical College, expressed the institution’s pride in collaborating with industry leaders like Yamaha. He emphasized the invaluable support provided by Yamaha, which equips MTC’s graduates with the skills needed to meet the workforce’s demands upon program completion.

Applicants for the Yamaha Marine Scholarship were required to submit information elucidating their choice of a career in the marine industry and articulating their aspirations for the Yamaha scholarship. This application process facilitated a holistic evaluation of the candidates. The scholarship funds awarded can be utilized for covering tuition costs, acquiring essential tools, and purchasing relevant textbooks.

In the past two years, MTC has successfully placed over a dozen technicians within Yamaha Dealerships. Furthermore, within the last five years, more than a dozen graduates of MTC’s Marine Service Technology program have embarked on fulfilling careers with Yamaha’s boat builder partners, including distinguished names like Jupiter® and Yellowfin®.

MTC’s curriculum encompasses a comprehensive range of courses, such as the Yamaha Introduction to Outboard Systems (ITOS) and all four modules of the Maintenance Certification Program (MCP). Notably, all four Yamaha MCP certifications qualify for Florida’s Career and Professional Education (CAPE) funding. When MTC receives the CAPE funding from the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), the institution directs these funds towards the Marine Service Technology program for every student who successfully earns a Yamaha MCP certification.

Manatee Technical College, accredited by the Council on Occupational Education, boasts two campuses within the School District of Manatee County. It offers a diverse selection of nearly 50 career preparation programs, along with opportunities for continuing education and adult general education. MTC’s overarching mission is to cultivate highly skilled individuals and resourceful leaders through collaborative education, adeptly meeting the ever-evolving needs of local communities and the workforce.

Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit, headquartered in Kennesaw, Georgia, specializes in marketing and distributing marine outboard motors encompassing a power range from 2.5 to 450 horsepower. The unit also markets and sells fiberglass, jet-drive sport boats spanning 19 to 27 feet, and personal watercraft. Within the U.S. Marine Business Unit, you’ll find manufacturing divisions of Yamaha Marine Systems Co., Inc., which includes Kracor of Milwaukee (renowned for rotational molding), Bennett Marine of Deerfield Beach, Florida (renowned for trim tabs), and Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers of Indianapolis (known for their stainless steel propellers). The Yamaha Marine Group operates as a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., situated in Cypress, California.

Please be aware that this document may feature Yamaha’s valuable trademarks, potentially containing trademarks affiliated with other companies as well. References to other companies and their products are solely for identification purposes and should not be construed as endorsements.

Lastly, it’s essential to always adhere to relevant boating laws and regulations. Never operate a watercraft under the influence of alcohol. Ensure that you’re appropriately dressed with a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device and suitable protective gear.

Photo: Business Wire

CONTACT: Bradley Massey
Communications Manager
Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit
Mobile: (470) 277-9024

Neal Wheaton
Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit
Mobile: (404) 317-0698

SOURCE: Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit

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