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First Mercury Certified Technician Graduates from Marine Mechanics Institute



The South Florida marine industry just became richer in talent thanks to a partnership between Fond du Lac, Wisconsin-headquartered recreational engine manufacturer, Mercury Marine and the Universal Technical Institute’s Marine Mechanics Institute in Orlando, Florida. In July, Jacob Parker of Wilson, Oklahoma, became the first certified technician to graduate from MMI, Parker, who completed the core marine technical programs along with specific training in Mercury Marine technology and products to earn the designation of Mercury Certified Technician, was immediately hired by Clearwater, Florida-headquartered MarineMax.

“This training program provides significant value to us as we invest in making sure we have high quality technicians servicing Mercury products for our customers now and in the future,” says Nick Van Nocker,  training team leader for Mercury University. “We currently have two students that have achieved the certification with an additional five to seven students expected to graduate in late August. We encourage those interested in taking this program to contact MMI.”

Currently, MMI is the only career technical education school in the country to offer a Mercury Marine certification program. www.mercurymarine.com

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