Brevard Public Schools Career & Technical Education Adds New Occupations to Preapprenticeship Program
By Space Coast Daily // March 13, 2023
programs at Astronaut, Cocoa, Melbourne and Palm Bay Magnet High Schools
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard Public Schools’ Career & Technical Education department celebrated their partnership with the Space Coast Consortium Apprenticeship Program 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 occupations have been added to the BPS preapprenticeship programs, including Mechatronics Technician, Advanced CNC Machinist and Fiber Composite Technician.
This is an exciting opportunity for students in the Applied Robotics at Palm Bay Magnet, Advanced Manufacturing at Heritage and Machining at Bayside programs in at Brevard Public Schools.