Evinrude and tech school partner for educational program

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Gateway Technical College in Wisconsin and Evinrude announced the opening of BRP Evinrude Technology Institute to train technicians for the motorcycle, marine and outdoor power products industries.

Evinrude and BRP provided engines, motorcycles, personal watercraft and other equipment that students can train on.

“The marine industry needs young, talented technicians,” said Tracy Crocker, senior vice president and general manager of Evinrude and president of the BRP Marine Group, in a statement. “There is a lack of awareness of the ample opportunities in our field that Evinrude’s new partnership with Gateway will help to address.”

“We are excited to partner with Evinrude to build a skilled workforce for the marine and outdoor power technician industry,” said Gateway Technical College CEO Bryan Albrect in a statement. “The advanced technical skills needed to repair today's outdoor power equipment is dependent on partnerships to support our students with technical expertise, equipment and career opportunities.”

An opening event will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 15 at Gateway’s Racine campus.

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