South Florida Intercoastal

MIASF Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Dec 01, 2021 Wed

The 7th Annual National Apprenticeship Week took place from November 15-21 and MIASF participated to promote the opportunities and successes thus far in its Yacht Service Technician Apprenticeship Program (YSTAP). To kick-off the week MIASF shared that enrollment is still open through December 10th for the third class of apprentices, which is set to begin in January 2022. Employers interested in coming aboard and enrolling current employees or new hires can contact Lori Wheeler at to learn more. Additionally, Lori Wheeler and Megan Piggott attended the Building Trades Meeting in honor of NAW hosted by Commissioner Steve Geller at the NSU Levan Center. This working group brings together a wide range of community leaders invested in skilled trades jobs in a variety of industries to discuss their programs, brainstorm solutions, and collaborate on their efforts to continuously build the workforce. Finally, during this year’s celebration, we were able to share some of the success of YSTAP as Caitlin Cano, Technician Assistance at FHG Marine Engineering shared about her experience during her first year in the program.
Caitlin said, “The MIASF Apprenticeship Program is a brilliant way to bring in new people to the marine industry. I've been working with FHG Marine Engineering for almost a year now performing diesel engine maintenance on yachts and ships. Between FHG and class at Atlantic Technical College, I've learned a lot in a short span of time. I've even been able to use my previous experience as a welder to even do hot work on cargo ships. I love coming to work and love the classes!”