South Florida Intercoastal

Yacht Service Technician Apprenticeship Program Report

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Jan 27, 2021 Wed

Apprentices in the Yacht Service Technician Apprenticeship Program (YSTAP) had a short December schedule due to the holidays season. Our class of 2021 has successfully completed the first year of the two-year program and is currently learning about hydraulic system principles in order to begin understanding the proper operation of the various hydraulic systems and some troubleshooting techniques to properly diagnose issues related to marine hydraulic system failure.  Once the hydraulic class work is finished the 2021 class is moving into the Yacht Plumbing & Pipe Fitting Module next. Also, January marked the beginning of classes for MIASF’s class of 2022!!  The group of 16 new apprentices is a big jump from our original pilot class of 5 from 2020!  The brand-new apprenticeship class will begin safety classes first with a three-week, 10 hours OSHA Shipyard Certification prior to getting into fire systems.  YSTAP classes begin every January and all classes are taught at award-winning Atlantic Technical College in Coconut Creek.  For more information on how to become a participating employer or an apprentice, please contact instructor Jon Lowell at