Few would argue that Ski-Doo currently develops and manufacturers some of the most technologically advanced buggies on snow. With all that tech stuffed into those yellow hulls, the brass at Doo figured they should find a way to ensure someone is out there to work on them in the future. By donating 10 sleds to the United Technologies Center in Bangor, Maine, Doo deems it one small way in which they can give back and ensure bright sledder minds are in the pipeline. Here’s the official release:
BRP has made a significant donation of ten Ski-Doo snowmobiles from it’s production testing fleet to United Technologies Center (UTC) in Bangor, Maine to help train future technicians and engineers on some of the latest technologies in powersports. The donation continues a long standing relationship between BRP and UTC that has continued to sustain and supply future workers in the powersports field at all levels.
BRP products use cutting edge technology, like the Rotax E-TEC engines in these snowmobiles, that is constantly evolving and creates the need to for more advanced training where technicians use a computer as much mechanical tools to service products. This donation provides the platform for students to advance their knowledge much quicker and be better prepared upon graduation.
“This is an investment in the future of students that want to pursue a powersports career and BRP is pleased to be a catalyst in their development” said Philippe Normand marketing director for Ski-Doo Snowmobiles. “These snowmobiles are state of the art which provide a great learning opportunity for students and in turn supply us and our dealers with qualified workers for many years.”
George Bergeron, Outdoor Power instructor at UTC stated, “Seeing that truck backup and open its doors was like winning the lottery for students in the Outdoor Power and Recreation (OPR).” Bergeron add, “This is the single largest donation in the program’s history!” UTC has fostered great relationships with local powersports dealers through their training programs and plans to further leverage these with the generous BRP donation.