As Benjamin Franklin once said, “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” All major companies and institutes know this very well because ensuring that your resources or employees have the best training is the best way to ensure success of the company.
Kawasaki is clearly taking this to heart with their recent announcement on the support of the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI). Their pledged education effort includes a donation of more than 30 products including Jet Ski personal watercrafts.
The donated products have an equivalent retail value of over $300,000 which will be a huge benefit to training and supplying the industry with qualified and industry-leading technicians. These technicians are crucial to maintaining all of these products and to ensure that we can still “Let The Good Times Roll” as Kawasaki would say.
You can check out the full press release below:
Foothill Ranch, Calif. – Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., announces its support of Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) education efforts that will include a donation of 36 Kawasaki products, including motorcycles, ATVs, side x sides, and personal watercraft. The equivalent retail value reaches a total of more than $300,000 and utilizes Kawasaki’s wide-range lineup with Ninja®, Z family, Versys®, Vulcan®, KX™, and KLX® motorcycles, Brute Force® ATVs, Mule™ side-by-sides, and Jet Ski® personal watercraft models.
“The MMI is a fundamental part of our industry,” said Bill Jenkins, Senior VP Sales and Operations. “The industry-leading technical training educates and guides future professionals of our industry and feeds our dealers with qualified technicians.”
Kawasaki’s efforts are designed to support MMI’s technical training programs that prepare its graduates for future technician positions and careers at Kawasaki dealerships across the nation. After completing MMI’s core program, students take elective courses that help to familiarize them with specific product lines and maintenance procedures, ensuring professional-level service.
“For nearly three decades, Kawasaki has trusted MMI to train the skilled technicians who maintain and service their products across the nation,” said Roger Speer, Campus President, MMI Phoenix and Orlando. “This latest contribution of vehicles gives our students the opportunity to train on the very latest Kawasaki products, so they graduate from MMI ready to hit the ground running.”
“We’re thrilled to give the MMI and future technicians the best education on Kawasaki models,” said Patrick Kelly, Director Customer and Technical Support. “These 36 Kawasaki models will add to the curriculum and continue the successful K-Tech Specialist Program.”
Throughout the years, MMI’s technical training programs have paved the path for Kawasaki dealership technicians as well as several of Kawasaki’s amateur and factory racing support team technicians.