Yamaha Marine recently granted a $1,250 scholarship to Nicholas Peduzzi, a high-performing marine service technology student at Manatee Technical College (MTC). This Yamaha Marine Scholarship at MTC serves as an incentive to encourage the next generation of Yamaha Marine technicians to enroll at MTC, attain Yamaha certification, and embark on a career at a Yamaha Marine dealership.
Director Doug Wagner of Manatee Technical College expressed pride in collaborating with industry leaders such as Yamaha, stating, “With Yamaha’s support, we can ensure that our graduates are well-prepared to meet the demands of the workforce upon completing our programs.”
To vie for the Yamaha Marine Scholarship, applicants submitted comprehensive information outlining their choice of a career in the marine industry and their desire for the Yamaha scholarship. They also delineated their goals and ambitions within the marine industry. These scholarship funds are earmarked for covering tuition, acquiring tools, and purchasing books.
Over the past two years, MTC has successfully placed more than a dozen technicians with Yamaha Dealers. Furthermore, within the last five years, more than a dozen MTC Marine Service Technology graduates have secured positions with Yamaha’s boat builder partners, including Jupiter and Yellowfin.
MTC’s course offerings encompass Yamaha Introduction to Outboard Systems (ITOS) and all four Maintenance Certification Program (MCP) modules. Notably, all four Yamaha MCP certifications qualify for Florida’s Career and Professional Education (CAPE) funding. When MTC receives CAPE funds from the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), the school promptly allocates these funds to the Marine Service Technology program for every student who earns a Yamaha MCP certification.
Original article posted at boatingindustry.com