South Florida Intercoastal

Yacht Service Technician Apprenticeship Program Report

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Jun 29, 2021 Tue

It’s been a busy month for the Yacht Service Technician Apprenticeship Program. Thanks to the Pathways for Career Opportunities Grant, we were able to purchase numerous tools that were needed for the program. Atlantic Technical College assigned the program an expanded workshop area and tool storage closet, which will allow for more hands on and improved workshops for the apprentices and guest speakers.

Class of 2021 (Class #1) is entering the final quarter of the program. The apprentices have now completed the Plumbing & Pumps Module and have begun the Wood Working Module with the assistance of a 20-year wood working teacher at Atlantic Technical College. The apprentices will be learning some basic woodworking skills and completing several projects. 
Class of 2022 (Class #2) is currently finishing the Rigging & Heavy Lifting Module of the program. Crosby Rigging did an extensive training, and the apprentices all received the Crosby Rigging Certification. Last week’s class was a presentation on Forklift Safety and Forklift Basics and we will be closing out the module reviewing hardware terminology as well as load calculations and sling angles.
This January we begin our 3rd class for the Yacht Service Technician Apprenticeship Program! Space is filling, so if you would like to send one of your current or future employees, please contact Instructor Jon Lowell. For more information contact us at 954-524-2733 or email