South Florida Intercoastal

Yacht Service Technician Apprenticeship

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Jul 18, 2019 Thu

MIASF is working with the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) and Atlantic Technical College (ATC) to establish the State’s first registered Yacht Service Technician Apprenticeship. The two-year program will give apprentices a basic set of shipyard skills to jump start a career in the marine industry. So far, three South Florida shipyards have committed to enrolling employees in the program.

The MIASF Education and Workforce Committee, ATC, and FDOE district representatives have been working toward creating an apprenticeship program for approximately three years and have put significant time and energy into ensuring that they developed a sustainable program that will benefit both the apprentice and the employer.

Applications are currently being accepted for a full-time instructor position. Interested parties must have documented knowledge and skills and six years of full-time experience as a shipyard/mega-yacht technician in the areas of rigging, forklift and crane operations, pipefitting/plumbing, welding/fabricating, carpentry, and painting. For more information or to apply, contact Karen Blakley at or 754-321-5118.