Kawasaki donated a truckload of equipment to WyoTech, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, PowerSport Institute, Cleveland, Ohio and Central Carolina Community College so upcoming technicians can get their hands on the newest gear. New motorcycle and power sports mechanics don’t grow on trees, they have to be trained because, especially with some of the latest models, you don’t just grab a wrench and dive in. The tech schools are a great place to start and without donations like these, it would be hard for the schools to conduct effective training necessary to staff service departments all over the country.
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From the Kawasaki press release:
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. recently presented its largest-ever one-time product donation to motorcycle trade schools. The donation, valued in excess of $675,000, consisted of 86 vehicles (ATVs, Mule utility vehicles, Jet Ski watercraft and motorcycles) and 36 engines.
Kawasaki has regularly supported leading powersports industry colleges by providing information on its products and specialized factory training curriculum to ensure that students receive the best possible training on Kawasaki products. …
Kawasaki believes that hands-on experience is critical in developing technician’s skills and takes pride in supporting technical colleges by providing Kawasaki vehicles and engines to use in their programs, said Kawasaki Manager of Service Training and Communications Eric Hjalmarson. By providing current product, students are exposed to and trained in the latest Kawasaki technology.