Yanmar and the American Boat and Yacht Council are partnering to conduct marine technician training at the engine company’s Yanmar Academy at the new Yanmar Evo Center in Acworth, Ga.
The first scheduled ABYC Diesel Engine Certification course will be held October 9-11. Certification candidates with formal marine engine manufacturer training will learn additional information that is only addressed through ABYC standards. Registration is open for this course.
“ABYC is a long-standing organization with high standards for safety and training in the boating industry,” said Tim Miller, Yanmar America senior manager of learning and development, in a statement. “Our academy is proud to support their technician work by offering this learning opportunity. It is our desire to provide an exceptional diesel engine and systems course in line with ABYC’s excellent reputation.”
A Yanmar trainer will facilitate the course with ABYC guidance and certification materials, making ABYC certification more accessible for interested marine technicians.
Yanmar academy brings a systematic approach to training with a variety of course offerings for Yanmar product lines. All the courses are led by staff experts and are conducted in product-specific labs designed with student computers, advanced audio systems, master and student tool boxes and room exhaust systems.
“Historically, proprietary engine courses did not include ancillary systems as part of the curriculum, like exhaust and controls,” said Ed Sherman, ABYC vice president of education. “ABYC certifications are standards-based and cover information on both ends of the engine, helping a technician build on their troubleshooting skill set.”
Click here for a video introducing the Yanmar Academy.