Mechatronics Apprenticeship Program Partners (MAP2) Expansion in Florida

Our award-winning mechatronics apprenticeship program expands with The Space Coast Consortium Apprenticeship Program (SCCAP)

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Festo Didactic has expanded its award-winning mechatronics apprenticeship program in Mason, Ohio to Exploration Park, Florida. Festo, along with The Space Coast Consortium Apprenticeship Program (SCCAP), formally welcomed its first nine students into the two-year program on July 29 at an event attended by government and business leaders, including Governor Ron DeSantis, Frank DiBello, President and CEO of Space Florida, Dr. James Richey, President of Eastern Florida State College, and Thomas Lichtenberger, CEO of Festo Didactic Inc, North America.

The consortium approach to the apprenticeship program is the first of its kind in Florida and comes only weeks after Governor DeSantis visited the Space Coast to sign CS/HB 7071, a broad workforce education bill that includes a number of provisions enhancing apprenticeship programs in Florida. SCCAP is now an official state-registered apprenticeship program. Under the program, student apprentices will attend classes at Eastern Florida State to train on Festo Didactic learning systems.