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Yamaha Renews Status as Official Partner to SkillsUSA® for 2024

Posted 10/26/2023

Kennesaw, GA – October 26, 2023 – Yamaha today announced the company’s renewal as Official Partner of SkillsUSA® for 2024, emphasizing its commitment to workforce development. As a partner for the association, Yamaha supports SkillsUSA’s mission to provide immersive learning experiences and industry-specific training to students looking to join the skilled workforce.

SkillsUSA is a national membership association serving college/postsecondary, high school and middle school students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skill service occupations. The organization gives students opportunities to test their skills against others for a chance to compete on a national level to earn scholarships and other prizes.

“Yamaha Marine is pleased to renew its partnership with SkillsUSA for the 2024 season,” said Gregg Snyder, Yamaha Marine Training Department Manager. “Forging these partnerships is integral to Yamaha’s mission to invest in the development of the future skilled workforce, and we are proud to partner with such a well-known association to help empower students across the nation.”

State and regional SkillsUSA competitions give Yamaha the opportunity to work directly with Technical School Partners (TSPs) to place talented, skilled professionals with certified Yamaha dealers. Yamaha Marine currently has more than 115 Technical School Partners that offer Yamaha-certified marine technical training curriculum to students. Yamaha works with technical schools to improve their curriculum and classroom training aids.

SkillsUSA competitions also serve as excellent opportunities for marine dealers to recruit qualified technicians at the state level. Yamaha Marine Service team members attend roughly 10 state SkillsUSA competitions during the year to support Yamaha students. Yamaha Marine dealers also attend these competitions to observe the students in action and network for future opportunities within their dealerships.
Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit, based in Kennesaw, Ga., markets and sells marine outboard motors ranging in size from 2.5 to 450 horsepower. It also markets and sells fiberglass, jet-drive sport boats ranging from 19 to 27 feet, and personal watercraft. The unit includes manufacturing divisions of Yamaha Marine Systems Co., Inc., including Kracor of Milwaukee (rotational molding), Bennett Marine of Deerfield Beach, Fla. (trim tabs), and Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers of Indianapolis (stainless steel propellers). Yamaha Marine Group is a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., based in Cypress, Calif.

SkillsUSA® is a nonprofit partnership of education and industry founded in 1965 to strengthen our nation’s skilled workforce. Driven by employer demand, SkillsUSA® helps students develop necessary personal and workplace skills along with technical skills grounded in academics. This SkillsUSA® Framework empowers every student to succeed at work and in life, while helping to close the skills gap in which millions of positions go unfilled. Through SkillsUSA®’s championships program and curricula, employers have long ensured schools are teaching relevant technical skills, and with SkillsUSA®’s new credentialing process, they can now assess how ready potential employees are for the job. SkillsUSA® has members nationwide in high schools, colleges and middle schools, covering over 130 trade, technical and skilled service occupations, and is recognized by the U.S. departments of Education and Labor as integral to career and technical education. It has served 13.9 million members since 1965. For more information:

This document contains many of Yamaha's valuable trademarks. It may also contain trademarks belonging to other companies. Any references to other companies or their products are for identification purposes only and are not intended to be an endorsement.   SkillsUSA® is a registered trademark of SkillsUSA, Inc.

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