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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.

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