Technical Colleges

Assistance to Educational Institutions through Scholarships

In 2015, MBF launched a scholarship program for City of Miami students at Miami-Dade Public School System technical colleges and created its first co-named scholarship in partnership with Baptist Health South Florida for students at D.A. Dorsey Technical College. To date, MBF’s and Baptist’s gifts have covered scholarships to 123 City of Miami minority students at D.A. Dorsey, Lindsey Hopkins, and George T. Baker Aviation Technical Colleges.

The scholarships are for students in programs with high job placement rates such as Aircraft Maintenance, Avionics Technician, Automotive Service Technician, Practical Nursing, Pharmacy Technician, Patient Care Technician. In 2017, 81 students were awarded scholarships for a total of $62,669.

George T. Baker Aviation Technical College

George T. Baker Aviation Technical College provides occupational training to high school and adult students for careers in aviation maintenance, electronics, and avionics. Since its inception in 1939, thousands of students have been trained for careers in aviation. George T. Baker’s goal is for all students to become program completers, technologically proficient, and obtain employment upon completion of a program. In 2016, 15 scholarships were awarded to students at George T. Baker Aviation Technical College for a total of $15,461. To apply, please contact Vivian M. Garcia at or visit

Lindsay Hopkins Technical College

Lindsey Hopkins Technical College was the first career and technical education center built in Miami-Dade County. The school serves more than 10,000 students each year through its English language courses, adult educational programs, and career and technical programs in Health Science, Auto-motive Technology, Electricity, Heating and Air Conditioning, Fashion Design, Culinary Arts and Commercial Foods, Nutrition and Dietary Management, Computer Technology, Commercial Arts, Early Childhood Education, Nails and Facials Specialty. Through its dual enrollment program, the school also provides technical and career training for high-school students enrolled at 10 local high schools. In 2017, MBF awarded 435 scholarships to Lindsey Hopkins Technical College students totaling $29,208.

Miami Marine Service Technology Academy

In 2016, the Miami Bayside Foundation, in partnership with City of Miami Commissioner Frank Carrollo and the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, launched the only Marine Service Technology Program in Miami at Lindsey Hopkins Technical College. Although the marine industry currently employs more than 100,000 technically certified workers in South Florida, training for Marine Service Technology was not available in Miami-Dade County prior to the launch of this program. The 15-month-long pilot program inaugurated in August 2016 and had its first class of seven students graduate in December 2017. The program included a two-week training course at Yamaha in Atlanta to become certified in Service Skills and a six-week rotating internship at Yamaha dealers and a boat yard. MMSTA is overseen by an advisory board of industry and marine service professionals. The second class, which takes place in the evening, began in August 2017 and will graduate in December 2018.

To apply, please contact Judy Rodriguez at or visit

D.A. Dorsey Technical College

Based in Liberty City, D.A. Dorsey Technical College is a fully operational adult center offering basic education courses including English language and GED preparation courses as well as certificate vocational programs in areas such as Auto-motive Service Technology and Patient Care. The technical college was established at Miami Dorsey High School in 1936. Since the establishment of its co-named scholarship with Baptist Health South Florida, MBF awarded 12 scholarships totaling $20,000 for students in the Patient Care Technical Program. Additionally, in 2017, MBF awarded 16 scholarships to D.A. Dorsey Technical College students totaling $12,000.

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