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Volvo Penta Expands Service School Offerings in North America

Our partners at Volvo Penta have been offering technical training classes for dealer and OEM service technicians. They have recently announced an expansion of the service school offerings for technical training.

Their current locations now include:

•  Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario (Canada)

•  Oak Harbor Vocational School in Oak Harbor, OH

•  Lake Career & Technical center in Camdenton, MO

•  New England Institute of Technology in Providence, RI

Volvo Penta instructors will conduct the classes at the schools’ campuses, and also include train-the-trainer sessions for the schools’ technical teachers to conduct future classes.

According to Magnus Gedda, manager of product training for Volvo Penta of the Americas, the program helps regional technicians receive the training they need, without having to travel too far. The primary objective of the program is to develop and prime the pool of talented technicians for employment at Volvo Penta dealerships.

“Working with these established vocational training schools will provide a major boost in capacity, allowing us to increase the number of technicians we train this year,” said Gedda. “We will continue reaching out to other schools and training facilities to further broaden opportunities for regional classes.”

For more info about the classes, contact Volvo Penta.

At Pacific Power Group, we provide power solutions that are innovative, cost-effective and best-in-class. Our knowledgeable sales staff, cutting-edge engineering team and expert factory-trained service technicians can help your marine power needs. Centralized in Kent, WA, Pacific Power Group marine division specializes in sales, engineering and service of MTU, Volvo Penta and Perkins products. Our technicians have received Volvo Penta factory training.

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