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Rodney Hinkle

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Service Technician
Kawasaki City and
Adjunct Faculty
Engine Technology
Cedar Valley College

“A few months out of high school, I found out about the motorcycle, small-engine and marine courses offered at Cedar Valley College. In my early childhood, my father had a custom bike-building shop, which allowed me to become familiar with repairing bikes. I also took a small engine class in school, which helped equip me with the skills I needed to repair small engines.

“I felt it would be to my benefit to take the marine course offered at Cedar Valley College, since I enjoyed being around the outdoors and water as well. After completing the course, I received a certificate on Evinrude/Johnson outboard engines. I was able to get a job quickly at the marina Texas Hydro Sports, where I repaired personal watercraft for 10 years and also attended Sea Doo courses that allowed me to become certified in Sea Doo repair.

“I was ready to move on to a more challenging career and took a position at Kawasaki City of Dallas. I have been with Kawasaki City for 11 years now, and in my job I repair personal watercraft, motorcycles and ATVs. I have also received several Kawasaki certificates as well.

“About two years ago, I was approached with the offer to teach at Cedar Valley College, which I very much enjoy. I truly believe that I am where I am today because of the basic skills I acquired at Cedar Valley College 21 years ago to launch my career.”

Rodney Hinkle earned a certificate in Marine Technology from Cedar Valley College.