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  • May 13, 2022


Like most dealers, the Windy City Motorcycle Company has been searching for trained techs. However, unlike most dealers they decided to do something about it by teaming up with a community college and top tier trainers. Then again, when you are the size of Windy City — 15 locations in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin employing approximately 350 people, teaching about 2,000 students to ride annually and retailing more than 6,000 motorcycles per year — you can think out of the box and create your own tech school! 

The School has honored their first graduating class of eight motorcycle technicians. The graduates successfully completed 360 hours of hands-on training and classroom sessions to become wrench-ready for their technician careers. An amazing 87.5% of these graduates were immediately placed into full-time roles in surrounding dealerships.

“The chemistry of the students with the instructors in this course was truly inspirational” said Doug Jackson, Woodstock Harley-Davidson/KTM/Triumph General Manager, and Midwest Motorcycle Mechanic School Leader. “The students have all improved greatly in proficiency and have vastly increased their knowledge of the motorcycle service industry. The difference in the student’s skills prior to this course versus today is nothing less than sensational.”

"After my dad surprised me with my first bike, I fell in love with riding,” says Class of 2022 graduate Amber. “I couldn't see myself doing anything else. When I picked up a wrench, it just felt right.”

Slated to start in Fall 2022, Midwest Motorcycle Mechanic School is now enrolling students for their next class at the Woodstock, IL campus.  For more information on the Midwest Motorcycle Mechanic School enrollment, click here:

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