South Florida Intercoastal

MIASF Attends Apprenticeship Summit 2022

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Aug 19, 2022 Fri

Lori Wheeler and Megan Piggott attended the 2022 Apprenticeship Summit hosted by CareerSource Broward at the Signature Grand. The agenda began with a welcome from CEO/President of CareerSource Broward, Carol Hylton, and a keynote address by Eric Seleznow, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary USDOL Employment and Training Administration. Eric spoke briefly on the history of apprenticeships in the United States, the difference between apprenticeships and internships, and his knowledge and experience about workforce development from his perspective of working with the USDOL.

Following the address, there were two breakout panel sessions to attend – Apprenticeships: Your Talent Gateway and Apprenticeships: How Can This Help My Bottom Line. MIASF Board Director, Katie Hagan, with FHG Marine Engineering was on one of the panels and was able to share her company’s experience participating in our Yacht Service Technician Apprenticeship Program and the reimbursement wage program offered by CareerSource Broward. The additional exposure about the program to an audience of business professionals across all industries was very positive and will help the program continue to grow as it prepares to enter its fourth year.