The Triton

News

Yacht service tech program to train next generation

ADVERTISEMENT

Florida’s first registered yacht service technician apprenticeship is underway and seeks an instructor for the program to prepare future generations for work in the yachting sector.

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) has been working with the Florida Department of Education and Atlantic Technical College (ATC) to establish the apprenticeship, a two-year program designed to give apprentices basic shipyard skills.

Earlier this year, Florida’s governor made a commitment to invest substantially in workforce and technical training programs. The goal is to expand workforce education opportunities and four South Florida shipyards have committed to enrolling employees in the program.

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 karen.blakley@browardschools.com or 754-321-5118.

Click here to visit MIASF for more information.

About Dorie Cox

Dorie Cox is editor of The Triton.

View all posts by Dorie Cox →

Related Articles

MB92 Group reorganizes

MB92 Group reorganizes

MB92 Group’s Henk Dreijer has been promoted to chief business development officer, according to a company statement. MB92 Group, which operates refit and repair shipyards in Barcelona and La …

Marine trade group helps create Florida’s first yacht apprenticeship program

Marine trade group helps create Florida’s first yacht apprenticeship program

The Fort Lauderdale-based Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) is working with the Florida Department of Education and Atlantic Technical College to establish the state’s first …

South Florida marine apprenticeship program hires instructor

South Florida marine apprenticeship program hires instructor

Jonathan Lowell, founder of Iguana Marine, has been hired as the instructor for the first yacht service technician apprenticeship program in Florida. The two-year program, which will be administered …

Better berths ahead: South Florida marinas, yards growing

Better berths ahead: South Florida marinas, yards growing

By Dorie Cox Larger, deeper, fancier – that’s the goal as marinas and shipyards in South Florida spend billions on dredging, new docks and treadmills for clubhouse gyms, just in time for the …

Taking the Helm: One-on-one  more effective than ‘training’ programs

Taking the Helm: One-on-one more effective than ‘training’ programs

Taking the Helm: by Capt. Paul Ferdais This might sound odd, but as I see it, the training programs that have sprung up in the leadership/management/personal development industries are, for the …

Diesel company rebrands, offers membership maintenance program

Diesel company rebrands, offers membership maintenance program

South Florida-based TDW -- formally known as The Diesel Workshop -- has developed a proprietary software and new membership program to offer preventative maintenance for yachts in the 80-foot to …

Comments