10 Jun 2017


Johnathon Rice

Johnathon Rice is the Marine Technology instructor who teaches hands on real world applications from boat and engine repair to ecological wild life protection.


Students in the Marine Technology Academy learn the theory of marine engine operation and how to service four stroke, two stroke, and diesel engines. This is a very hands-on series of classes that enable students to also learn 12 volt electrical systems. Yamaha Outboard Motor Corporation has partnered with Inlet Grove High School, which will enable students to earn a very prestigious Yamaha University industry certification (Introduction to Outboard Systems). Another component of this program is learning about the ecosystem in which this field operates, through environmental and marine science classes and trips, such as fishing, snorkeling and boating.

Marine Industry

The marine industry is a 20 billion dollar a year industry (yes billion) in the state of Florida, second only to tourism. There is currently a huge demand for qualified skilled technicians in today’s market.  Students who are equipped to work on marine engines are in demand and can earn above average salaries.


Career Outlook and Salaries

“According to the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, the marine industry’s economic impact in Palm Beach County is estimated to be $1.883 billion, creating more than 18,000 jobs. Thousands of others are working for more than 800 local businesses that support this industry.”
~Career Source Palm Beach County

Industry Certifications

Yamaha Outboard Corporation has partnered with the school and is offering the “Introduction to Outboard Systems” industry certification to our students who pass there rigorous exam.

Additional Certifications

Become an Office Specialist with Digital Info Technology Certifications


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