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Mercury Partners with Marine Trade School Programs

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Mercury Marine yesterday announced that it is delivering its Mercury University curriculum along with 90-hp FourStroke outboard engines and tools to high schools with marine trade programs in Florida, New York and Virginia. The goal is to prepare the next generation of marine service technicians and address the workforce shortage in the industry.

“Mercury Marine is proud to partner with these high schools to train students for careers in the marine industry,” said Mercury Marine dealer workforce recruiting and development manager Jeff deDoming in a statement. “We want to introduce students of all backgrounds to the limitless possibilities in the industry and help meet the continued demand for service technicians.”

Mercury’s Marine Systems Technician program teaches students to diagnose malfunctions, prepare estimates and work orders, and repair or replace parts to manufacturer’s specifications.

Each school also received a $50,000 engine and tool package containing the latest Mercury SmartCraft technology along with the tools needed to teach diagnostics and repair procedures.

The partnership includes the following schools:

Pasco County Schools/Fred K. Marchman Technical College in New Port Richey, Fla.
Richard O. Jacobson Technical High School in Seminole, Fla.
Boards of Cooperative Educational Services of New York State
Northern Neck Technical Center in Warsaw, Va.

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