South Florida Intercoastal

YSTAP in June 2022

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Jun 28, 2022 Tue

Both classes of the Yacht Service Technician Apprenticeship Program are well underway in the carpentry module of the curriculum. The classroom instruction is currently being taught by Anthony Minimi, a teacher at Atlantic Technical College. Mr. Minimi is extremely knowledgeable on this subject matter and brings a lot of value to the classroom and apprentices sharing his experience from his own construction business.

With so many facets in carpentry, the apprentices began by learning the proper names for tools, sanding procedures, safety practices with tools and more. These lessons also incorporated standard measurement conversions, reading scales, drawing techniques and more. These aspects of the program have proven to be very beneficial for the apprentices and applied in many different ways at their individual companies and on-the-job training. After understanding the basics of carpentry, the apprentices will begin to move into projects to apply what they have learned including but not limited to hand-eye coordination, drawing techniques, measurements, conversions, drawing to scale, and permitting.

Beyond the classroom instruction and on-the-job training, the program is still searching for an instructor to help lead the program and have an impact in building our industry workforce. This is a full-time or part-time job opportunity that includes teaching two nights a week at Atlantic Technical College. The qualifications for this position are to be eligible for a Broward District teacher’s certificate and documented knowledge and skills as a shipyard/mega-yacht service technician in the areas of rigging, plumbing, welding, carpentry, painting, and general maintenance.

If this is a job opportunity you are interested in, or know someone for this role, please email Lori Wheeler at