Training the next generation of small engine mechanics.
Modeled after the Foundation’s successful Student Training Technician Program, the Small Engine Program is a 300-hour comprehensive training series that provides students with paid instruction and hands-on experience. Each candidate is carefully selected to ensure a committed and promising cohort, and instructors work closely with each student through every step of the program. Curriculum includes training in the areas of electrical, fuel, compression, cooling, and lubrication systems. In addition, students are equipped with the latest safety practices in the industry. Each participating college receives a wide range of support services ranging from curriculum, tools, equipment and access to many other valuable resources. Small engine manufacturers, Briggs and Stratton, Honda Corporation, and the Equipment and Engine Training Council have also provided generous support and guidance to this program, showing their investment to higher education and high quality training of the future workforce. The Foundation is proud to support the next generation of small engine professionals.