South Florida Intercoastal

September 2022 YSTAP Report

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Sep 21, 2022 Wed

This month, both the first-year and the second-year students continued to work in the carpentry module of the curriculum, taught by Anthony Minimi, the carpentry instructor at Atlantic Technical College. 

In the classroom, they continue working on their cabinet making, with an ongoing cabinet project the apprentices are each working to complete in the lab at the school. Some of the aspects of this project have included continued planning, discussing next steps, prepping cabinets and prepping tables with coverage. Additionally, this project has been great to introduce the apprentices to the router, other safety measures, handling of specific tools and equipment, and changing bits.
Specifically for their cabinets, each apprentice selected their chosen mica to make the project their own. They were able to demonstrate routing techniques for plastic laminates and sequences. Routing the sides before assembling the top piece of laminate and continuing to glue and assemble the top piece of their cabinet. The object is to have the cabinets fully plastic laminated, cleaned and stacked.

Recruitment is officially underway for our next class, which begins January 2023. If you are interested in getting your business onboard as a participating employer, hiring a new employee to send to the program, sending one of your newer employees or want to send a current employee to gain additional skills, please don’t hesitate to reach out to to secure your spot. If you have any questions or would like to setup a meeting to discuss further, please reach out. Space is limited and first come first serve.