TODAY I BECAME WORKFORCE READY FOR THE MARINE INDUSTRY

MARINE SERVICE TECHNICIAN PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

Starting in May of 2022 • Tuition Free

South Florida’s Marine Industry is booming and needs qualified employees! Junior Achievement’s 80-hour Marine Pre-Apprenticeship Program aims to train participants to enter and succeed in the industry by providing work-based learning.

BECOME CERTIFIED IN SAFETY, MARINE MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

Program Curriculum Overview

  • Mercury Marine Technician
  • Essential Knowledge Courses
  • Certification in OSHA 10, Forklift, Boating Safety, CPR/First Aid & M-Tek
  • Dealership Paperwork & Customer Service

Program Qualifications

  • Must be between the ages of 16-24
  • Must be a Broward County resident
  • Must have reliable transportation

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Summer Program (May 12-June 30) for Ages 16-24
  • Tuition Free!
  • Hands-on, Innovative Program for up to 25 Students
  • Curriculum taught by JA and Industry Professionals at JA World
  • Job Shadow Opportunities with Leading Marine Companies
  • Earn Marine Certifications and up to $400 in Incentives Upon Program Completion

IT’S TIME TO INVEST IN “MIDDLE-SKILL” JOBS & EDUCATION

50% of America’s jobs require more than a high school diploma…​

But, less than a four-year degree (i.e., middle-skill workers). ​

The demand for middle-skilled workers remains high, yet the lack of a properly trained workforce is hindering the ability of U.S. businesses to compete globally. Exposing high school students to various career pathways allow students to make informed decisions, while opening new doors of opportunity.

MARINE DEALERSHIP SKILLS INCLUDE

Dealership Paperwork:

  • Time Keeping Process
  • Estimate Process
  • Work Order Process
  • Parts Look Up and Ordering
  • Tech Notes
  • Condition Reports
  • Other Paperwork Expectations

Customer Service:

  • Importance of Appearance
  • Yacht Manners
  • Service Writer Communications
  • Customer Service Fundamentals
  • Customer Communication
  • The Art of Service Recovery

Be Prepared With Career Readiness Skills:

  • Communication
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Critical Thinking
  • Goal Setting
  • Interviewing
  • Personal Brand
  • Problem Solving
  • Professional Email & LinkedIn Account
  • Resume Building
  • Self-Discovery
  • Teamwork

Jump Start Your Career in the Marine Industry!

For more information, contact Felix Collazo at (954) 979-7100 or email Felix@JASouthFlorida.org

SOUTH FLORIDA MARINE INDUSTRY STATISTICS

According to Marine Industries Association of South Florida

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$ Billion

Economic impact the marine industry has in South Florida.($9 billion in Broward County)

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Career Opportunities

Marine industry-related jobs are in South Florida and that number grows each year. (110,000 in Broward County)

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$ Billion

In overall wages and earnings typically 16% higher statewide

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