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"How can I find qualified small engine mechanics to work in my shop?"

Posted by Jesse Hellyer on January 30, 2019 at 10:06 AM
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KPM has heard that this is one of your dealership's toughest challenges right now. In fact, more than a few dealers have told us they've turned away service business, primarily due to difficulty finding and retaining small engine mechanics!

At KPM we're committed to the outdoor power equipment industry. In an effort to help your dealership with this issue, KPM sponsors the Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC). The EETC is a national non-profit organization whose goal is to address the shortage of technicians in the OPE industry through education, testing and certification. Together we've developed a list of small engine education programs located in the states that we cover. Please contact us for a copy of the list for your state!

Some of the programs may be far from your business, yet you should still consider developing a relationship with them. As individuals graduate they will begin looking for jobs. Knowing there are openings at your dealership puts you in the running for their services.

If you have further questions, Erik Sides is the Executive Director of the EETC. His phone number is: (888) 406-1810 and his email address is: You can learn more about the EETC directly at

Topics: small engine, eetc, mechanics

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