Marine Service Technology Students restoring a 1937 Chris-Craft with Shake-a-leg
Marine Service Technology Students restoring a 1937 Chris-Craft with Shake-a-leg

MIAMI, FL: (October 12, 2016): There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, October 17th, at 11.30 a.m. at Lindsey Hopkins Technical College to celebrate the new Marine Service Technology Academy.

The Marine Service Technology Academy is a new certification program created through a partnership between the Miami-Dade Public Schools, The City of Miami (Commissioner Carollo) and the Miami Bayside Foundation (MBF) in which students receive technical training in inboard and outboard boat engine repair as well as boat electronics and plumbing, hull repair, and general boat maintenance.   This pilot program also gives students enrolled a unique opportunity to develop sailing and motorboat hands-on-experience both in and out of the water generously provided by Shake-a-Leg for the duration of the program. MBF and County Commissioner Frank Carollo have provided the funds to cover the costs of tools and equipment necessary for the program. MBF has provided scholarship funds for students enrolled in this program that reside in the City of Miami.

Marine Service Technology Academy students restoring a 1937 Chris-Craft with Shake-a-Leg.

Our goal with this program is to create opportunities by providing the students with a skill set that puts them in jobs in the marine industry in Miami”, says Kathleen Murphy, Executive Director of MBF.  Marine Service Technology Academy is part of MBF’s Educational Programs which focuses on providing financial support towards education in the City of Miami.

For further information on MBF and our Educational programs, please visit our website at www.miamibaysidefoundation.org.