July 17, 2019 | Keith Moore, ASU-Beebe

SEARCY, Ark. – ASU-Beebe and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. have signed a formal agreement to establish a technical training program to train technicians for Yamaha Marine outboard engines at ASU-Beebe’s Searcy Campus.

The agreement was officially signed Wednesday morning at the Sunrise Yamaha Marine Center in Searcy.

This training will be incorporated into ASU-Beebe’s current Power Sports program where students learn to repair and maintain a variety of outdoor sports vehicles and engines. This two-year program will be the first of its kind in the state open to both high school and college-level students.

The Yamaha outboard engines training program represents a substantial investment by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. in that the company will provide the instructional materials, technical manuals, equipment training sets, outboard engines, test equipment and access to Yamaha Motors Business parts ordering system for parts and supplies to facilitate the training.

“Through this and other industry partnerships ASU-Beebe continues to demonstrate our commitment to bringing opportunities and improving the skilled workforce in our community,” said Dr. Jennifer Methvin, chancellor of ASU-Beebe.

For more information about ASU-Beebe’s career education and training programs, view the webpage or call (501) 882-6213. For more information about ASU-Beebe programs offered, visit the website at www.asub.edu.