Transportation Education Foundation of Georgia

Marine Technology

Congratulations to Colton Philips, Lanier Technical College, Gainesville Campus for taking home the 3rd place bronze medal at the Skills USA National Championship in Atlanta. He competed in the Marine Technology competition against other competitors from around the country. Hans Metz, Program Director & Instructor of Marine Engine Technology, has had national placements in two consecutive years since opening the Marine program just two years ago.

TEFGA has again been asked by Yamaha Marine to administer the 2022 Skills USA National Contest that is being held at the Georgia World Congress Center on June 20-24, 2022. We look forward to seeing the contestants in person from all around the nation compete in this intense competition.

Watch the video to get a quick view of the Skills USA National Contest in June.

On Friday, March 19, 2021, the Marine Technology SkillsGeorgia testing took place at the Lanier Technical College Gainesville campus. Yamaha provided five judges from their Yamaha Marine University in Kennesaw. Our own Tommy Thompson represented TEFGA in the electronic Multi-Meter testing station and the job interview station. Other test stations included Lower Unit Backlash Measurement, Parts Identification, Belt/Pulley Alignment, and a long-written test.

Hans had five graduating students from his program compete in the competition. They all have been working at various Marine dealerships in the area. They will graduate with no college debt and a degree!!!