Yamaha makes outboard engines, personal watercraft, boats and accessories for the recreational marine industry.
The marine manufacturer’s national sustainability program will sponsor the Ducks Unlimited Gulf Coast Initiative.
The two partnered to bring a program to Fort Myers Technical College.
Net sales for the marine business unit were down almost 11 percent.
The outboard manufacturer’s program creates a student-to-technician pipeline for Yamaha dealers and provides technical schools with instructor-led courses and tools.
Yamaha confirmed its commitment to workforce development during a visit from U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.
A spike in water recreation makes monitoring pollution even more critical.
Plants in Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, Missouri, Indianapolis, Florida and Wisconsin have shut.