South Florida Intercoastal

Yacht Service Technician Apprenticeship Program Report

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Feb 23, 2021 Tue

Apprentices in the Yacht Service Technician Apprenticeship Program (YSTAP) had a productive January session of classes.  Our class of 2021 is currently learning DC / AC electrical troubleshooting. Topics covered include Multimeters, Switches, Relays, Solenoids, and Reversible Motors.  Once these fundamentals are in place, the class will be prepared for the next module - Yacht Pumps, Plumbing & Pipe Fitting.  January marked the beginning of classes for MIASF’s class of 2022!!  The new class of 2022 (17 apprentices) spent the first three weeks getting their OSHA 10 Shipyard certification.  Big thanks to safety expert and OSHA instructor Pat Kelly and Lauderdale Marine Center for donating time and resources toward this project.   Upcoming class topics for the new 2022 class are all safety related.  Neil from Fire Ranger is scheduled this upcoming month to close out the fire related section. After Fire the next topic covers Scaffolding Safety. 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 jonathananthony.lowell@browardschools.com.