Vanguard hosts specialized training session for Spanish-speaking landscape equipment technicians
Vanguard recently hosted a Spanish version of its popular 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. To better serve this audience, Briggs & Stratton is proud to prioritize training and continuing education opportunities that are accessible and inclusive through sessions like the Spanish EFI service training.
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. EFI technology is an important feature for landscape fleet managers looking to maximize fuel efficiency in the face of rising fuel costs and tightening margins. Vanguard knows the importance of helping service technicians understand EFI and how to effectively service equipment that leverages the technology. By offering the EFI training in Spanish, Vanguard is working to increase access to knowledge and practices that will help these individuals better serve their customers.
“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,” said 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.”
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. 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 is evaluating future live training opportunities for Spanish-speaking individuals. In the meantime, landscape professionals can access previously recorded Spanish trainings on the company’s YouTube channel.