HGTC Receives Another Generous Gift from Yamaha Marine
HGTC Outboard Marine Receives Donated Motor from Yamaha.
The Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) Outboard Marine Technology program is the beneficiary of another generous donation from industry partner, Yamaha Marine. The F250 motor is the third of three motors given by Yamaha Marine valued at nearly $30,000. The latest support of Yamaha Marine brings their funding total to over $100,000 in equipment not including powerheads, lower units, starters, and other miscellaneous parts.
“Without a doubt, HGTC is grateful and proud of the contributions Yamaha Marine has made to our College,” said Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore, HGTC President. “Because of their persistence to assist in the success of the Outboard Marine Technology program, HGTC is providing top of the line training for students. We hope our community recognizes special gifts like this bestowed upon our College.”
HGTC is the only two-year college in the state of South Carolina to offer this program sponsored by Yamaha Marine. In passing the competencies of the Outboard Marine Technology course, graduates receive a Yamaha Marine credential.
“HGTC is happy to be in such a great partnership with Yamaha Marine,” said Matt Springs, Associate Professor of Outboard Marine Technology. “It shows that Yamaha has a vested interest in our program by providing vital tools to help our students learn about the marine industry.”
HGTC began accepting applications for this new Outboard Marine Technology program in the fall of 2018. The program was created in response to a significant local industry need for a skilled workforce in this area. Yamaha Marine has been a dedicated industry partner needed to ensure the success of the program.
“Yamaha Marine is thankful for the opportunity to partner with Horry-Georgetown Technical College to provide learning opportunities to students entering their career in the marine industry,” said Gregg Snyder, Yamaha Marine Training Manager. “This outboard donation gives the students hands-on experience to better understand and perform common service procedures they will be performing as Yamaha technicians.”
The Outboard Marine Technology program runs for three semesters and provides training in service, diagnostics, repair, and more. The Outboard Marine Technology certificate program is currently accepting new students for the Fall Semester 2020 with classes held Monday through Thursday on the HGTC Conway campus.