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Industrial Certification through EETC for Small Engine and Power Equipment Technology Educators and other Update and Information Sources







Joseph Wagner  

1. EETC Technician Certification Program

Ensuring customer satisfaction and service support in today's marketplace is no easy task. To raise the level of qualified technicians in the power equipment industry, the EETC developed and maintains the EETC Technician Certification Program. Certified technicians demonstrate a higher level of technical proficiency in their work, and this, in turn, increases the level of professionalism at dealerships                                                                                               



             Erik Sides, executive director, EETC

             (888) 406-1810




2.  The Briggs & Stratton

The is a secure, password protected website created in partnership with our dealers, distributors, suppliers, and customers, and Educators. The PowerPortal gives our customers access to brand information for many of the Briggs and Stratton family product lines. Take a good look at this educator's resource of Valuable Briggs and Stratton wealth of Information  and really great teaching aids. If you haven’t been there yet , use Perkins funds to get you to  the Briggs VOC-Tech School offered in the summer months of June,  July, and August. 

Michelle Strobel

Senior Administrative Assistant

Briggs & Stratton Customer Education




  3. ECHO Portal <>


Located in LAKE ZURICH iLLINOIS  for more than 40 years, ECHO Incorporated has been a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of professional-grade, hand-held outdoor power equipment for both the commercial and homeowner markets. Today the company sells its products in North America through ten distributors managing 6,600 independent dealers. An additional 24 Latin American distributors sell ECHO products through a variety of channels. ECHO products can be found in Home Depot stores in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.  The company prides itself on setting the industry standard with its dedication to new technology, quality products and its strong distribution infrastructure. From establishing technological advancements in premium tools for landscaping and arborist professionals, to expanding its capabilities to meet industrial and consumer demand, ECHO has a heritage rich in accomplishments. The training staff at the ECHO Manufacturing plant is very supportive in all small engine educational programs and have donated many many of their 2cycle products to various schools in the Northern Illinois area.


Chuck Sessoms

 Product Training Specialist

ECHO Incorporated

400 Oakwood Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047-1564

(O) 847.540.8400 ext. 3671 (C) 919.906.7871


 4. STIHL                                  

STIHL produces the number one selling brand of chainsaws and a full line of outdoor power tools including blowers, trimmers, brushcutters, and construction . Based in Virginia Beach Virginia  the STIHL Corporation offers VOC-TECH INSTRUCTORS summer time educational course offerings at the factory site , so use those Perkins funds to get you there on the beach ! Check out the Stihlicademy and all the great information on the STIHL products.


Eddie Anderson – Technical Training Supervisor  

536 Viking Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Phone: 757 486 9113

Fax: 757 486 9221




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