In late March, Vanguard, a Briggs & Stratton brand, hosted a Spanish version of its electronic fuel injection (EFI) service training. Hispanic and Latino individuals represent one of the largest and most rapidly growing groups within the professional landscape and adjacent industries, the company notes.
The course, taught by Briggs & Stratton global bilingual product service trainer Flavio Miranda, provided hands-on training focused on troubleshooting circuits, sensor theory and testing, system component testing, use of diagnostic tools as well a laptop software overview and troubleshooting lab.
“Vanguard is committed to supporting our OEM partners, dealers and their customers as both a power solutions provider and a trusted source for training and ongoing education,” says Carissa Gingras, senior director of marketing at Briggs & Stratton. “This is especially true for the Hispanic and Latino service professionals who represent such an important demographic within this industry. Through options like the Spanish EFI training, we hope to be a holistic partner to our customers and stakeholders as the industry navigates challenges like labor constraints and changing emission standards.”
By offering the EFI training in Spanish, reports Vanguard, it’s working to increase access to knowledge and practices that will help these individuals better serve their customers.
“According to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce the U.S. landscape industry employs almost 1.6 million workers and generates almost 959,000 jobs in other related industries,” notes the company. “Latinos represent over 830,000 workers in those two categories. Despite representing such a large portion of the industry, there is a historic lack of training options available in Spanish.”
Vanguard says it is evaluating future live training opportunities for Spanish-speaking individuals. Its previously recorded Spanish trainings can be found on the company’s YouTube channel.
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