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Employer Partner - Fields Auto Group

At J-Tech, our Automotive Technology Program not only covers the essentials of automotive maintenance, diagnostics, and repair, it also includes training you might not get at other schools such as professional development and connections to our employer partners, like Fields Auto Group. Thank you Dan for the kind words.

2022 Northeast Florida Fall Boat Show at J-tech

J-Tech hosted the 2022 Northeast Florida Boat show on campus on October 15 & 16. We had hundreds of boats, thousands of the newest accessories, food, and fun for the whole family! J-Tech is part of the Yamaha Marine University program, if you want to learn how to work on boats as a profession, visit our Program Page to start the process!

Helm Master EX Training—On the Road

Yamaha Helm Master EX™ (HMEX) Instructor-Led Training is officially on the road! Yamaha recognizes a need to engage dealerships and Yamaha Marine Technicians with your marine service program. To help facilitate this engagement, Yamaha is offering in-field classes at specific Tech School Partners. With this in-field training, we are able to:

  1. Facilitate Yamaha dealers walking into your classroom and engaging with your students
  2. Strengthen our relationship with your institution by providing your students with a high level overview of Helm Master EX™
  3. Serve Yamaha dealerships with HMEX training local to their area

Pinellas Technical College recently hosted all 25 Yamaha Marine District Service Managers (DSM) from across the country. These DSMs, who have centuries of combined Yamaha marine service experience, engaged with PTC students on Helm Master EX™ and Marine Technician careers.

Jones Technical Institute (J-Tech) hosted 8 local Dealer Technicians from 6 Dealers. These Technicians spent hours engaging with J-Tech students and recruiting them to a Yamaha Marine dealership career, while also earning a HMEX certification.