Technician enthusiasm up at NMSE 13
March 5, 2013
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February 19, 2013, Canton, GA:
The Association of Marine Technicians (AMTECH) completed its 20th annual National Maine Service Expo January 18-21, 2013 in Ormond Beach, FL. Training was held on the WyoTech Campus.
“The overall enthusiasm of the attendees this year was very positive,” said Joe De Marco, AMTECH President.
The training event lasted four days. Technicians chose from a variety of 8-hour courses, such as Outboard direct fuel injection systems from Mercury, Yamaha, and Evinrude; Can-bus, Electrical systems, Mercruiser Stern-drives, Personal Watercraft, and more.
This year, the association added two new courses that are part of the AMTECH Technician Specialist program: Outboard Rigging and Installation, presented by Todd Larson, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College; and the Principles of Troubleshooting, presented by Jarrett Young, Yamaha Motor Corp.
Outboard Rigging and Installation is now a required course for a technician to obtain their Outboard Specialization status from AMTECH, and Principles of Troubleshooting is a prerequisite course that is required for both the Outboard and Inboard Specialist tracts.
The AMTECH Specialist program recognizes technicians who have successfully met the standards of AMTECH training. Online exams for all AMTECH courses will be available this spring. For information on the AMTECH Specialist Program, visit the following website: http://www.am-tech.org/amtech_specialist_program.amsp
During the NMSE Board of Directors meeting, Larry Porsche, Director, Category Management Group for Brunswick Marine P&A, was voted in as the association’s newest board member. AMTECH expects he will be able to offer his skills to help better connect the association’s members with aftermarket products and training needs.
NMSE provides training for incumbent workers who want to learn more about the latest in marine systems technology and improve their foundational skills. In 2014, AMTECH will be including a service-oriented trade show with NMSE that will exhibit the tools and equipment that marine technicians use for their trade. For more information on AMTECH and membership, please visit www.am-tech.org.