On March 2, Brevard Public Schools’ Career & Technical Education (CTE) department celebrated their partnership with the Space Coast Consortium Apprenticeship Program (SCCAP) during their visit to Eastern Florida State College. The CTE department has an existing preapprenticeship with Coastal Mechanical to tie to the building construction trades programs at Astronaut, Cocoa, Melbourne, and Palm Bay Magnet High Schools. The preapprenticeship aims to develop a higher level of proficiency in advanced manufacturing skills in students and provide participating companies with a strong selection of highly skilled workers.
For the past two years, the CTE department has been working with the SCCAP and the Florida Department of Education to add additional standards of preapprenticeship. The additional standards have now been approved and the following occupations have been added to the BPS preapprenticeship program: Mechatronics Technician, Advanced CNC Machinist, and Fiber Composite Technician. This is an exciting opportunity for students in the Applied Robotics (Palm Bay Magnet), Advanced Manufacturing (Heritage), and Machining (Bayside) programs in our BPS schools.