November 16, 2023

National Apprenticeship Week Production Workshop

The objective of this workshop was to familiarize them with our various programs while enhancing their skills in mechanical and electrical assembly, teamwork, and problem-solving. The practical aspect involved the assembly of an electric scooter. 🛴

We organized 20 participants into teams of four, resulting in five teams. These teams were evaluated using a rubric that assessed their performance in teamwork, quality, safety, and other parameters relevant to real-world manufacturing. This exercise provided valuable insights into collaborative project work and allowed participants to earn scores based on their performance. Our instructor, Jean Paul Aliaga was pleased to report that most teams demonstrated exceptional teamwork, achieving high scores in the rubric evaluation.

Additionally, we introduced a competitive element, featuring an obstacle course for the electric scooters at the end of the workshop. Teams were timed as they navigated through a zigzag course with various obstacles in an open field. Notably, the top-performing team, “Avengers,” earned a remarkable score of 24 in the rubric evaluation and completed the circuit in just 53 seconds, securing first place. 🥇

The participants were a diverse group, including recent graduates, seniors, and a couple of juniors, totaling 20 individuals. This year marked a record attendance for our production workshop, underscoring its success. The event concluded with positive feedback and impressive completion times on the circuit.

Our goal for the workshop and informational session is to provide students with more insights and networking opportunities with the range of companies that offer apprenticeships. We hope this will open avenues for apprenticeship offers and potential sponsorships, leading to future employment opportunities for the next generation. We anticipate exciting developments from this talented group of 20 participants!

SCCAP Fact Sheet

September 2023

SpaceTEC Partners: Professional Certifications to Boost Career Growth

August 16, 2023

A Nearshoring Checklist: 4 Prerequisites for Success

August 14, 2023

Hiring Creatively: 3 Ways Manufacturers Can Overcome Talent Shortages

July 2023

STEM Magazine Feature by Carolyn MacGowan & Errika Moore


2022 Manufacturing Apprentices of the Year Honorees – Carolyn Macgowan, Junior Electrical Test & EGSE Support Mechatronics Technician | SCCAP | OneWeb Satellites

November 14, 2022

Mechatronics Competition at IMTS 2022 Shows Off Manufacturing’s Exciting Future

An all-female team of mechatronics apprentices took first place in a live, cyber-physical learning environment at the IMTS 2022 Smartforce Student Summit.

October 7, 2022

Apprentices Share Their Unconventional Paths to Success

The Composites IACMI Institute

“When deliberating an apprenticeship program versus college courses, Tarun Kumaravel saw his choice clearly: “If I do four years of college, that is four years of my time. Then I have to find work. Meanwhile, with an apprenticeship, it is two years, and you have both work and college at the same time.” Kumaravel is part of the Space Coast Consortium Apprenticeship Program (SCCAP), which is supported by IACMI at Eastern Florida State College, located in Cocoa, Florida.”

September 15, 2022

SCCAP and Festo Mechatronics Apprentices Compete at the IMTS Student Summit in Chicago

SCCAP, SpaceTEC and Kamm Consulting Group GAP™ Turnkey Solutions Partner Festo Didactic kicked off the live SCCAP/FESTO Mechatronics Competition at the IMTS Student Summit in Chicago today that will run through Thursday, September 15 culminating with an Award Ceremony at the IMTS Student Summit Theater at 2:30 pm.

SCCAP Mechatronics Technician apprentices Carolyn MacGowan, Kate Borelli and Tarun Kumaravel, employees of Airbus OneWeb Satellites, and Gavin Roberson, an employee of Vaya Space will be competing against 4 Festo apprentices, Timo Osswald and Daniel Schmid from Festo German headquarters in Esslingen, Germany and Jake Laird and Teodulo Gonzalez from Festo New Jersey.

September 9, 2022

FACT SHEET: Vice President Harris Announces Commitments to Inspire, Prepare, and Employ the Space Workforce

SCCAP Nationally Recognized As A Replicable Apprenticeship Model For The Space Industry

The Space Coast Consortium Apprenticeship Program (SCCAP) is an industry-led consortium of Space, Aerospace, Defense and Marine companies hosted by SpaceTEC Partners, Inc. (SPI).

A series of SCCAP events and successes in 2022 have led to SCCAP’s being recognized by the National Space Council, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Defense.​

September 6, 2022

SCCAP hosted an Apprenticeship Signing Ceremony for 11 new apprentices at Space Florida facilities. The apprentices comprise of Advanced Machinist, Mechatronics Technician and Fiber Composites occupations. Read about the coverage by Eastern Florida State College and Florida Today.

July 27, 2021

IACMI expands advanced composites training to support Florida’s space coast manufacturing workforce

May 17, 2021

We are happy to announce that SCCAP has successfully registered 11 new Advanced Machinist apprentices employees of Blue Origin, Knight’s Armament, Diamondback America and Roswell Global. Congratulations New Apprentices!​

Eleven new apprentices were selected to begin a 2.5 year apprenticeship program starting on May 17, 2021. The apprentice candidates are required to:​

  • Attend EFSC Cocoa Campus for two evenings a week of academic and lab courses for 5 semesters while working full-time at their company
  • Fullfill specialized On-the-Job Training at their company sychronized weekly with the applied academics and lab work learned at EFSC
  • Maintain passing grades and increased performance on the job

May 10, 2021

Eastern Florida State College | New Apprenticeship Students Attend Official Signing Ceremony

Florida’s Space Coast Welcomes Senator Tom A. Wright and German Consul General Siegel at the Space Coast Consortium Apprenticeship Program’s Apprentice Signing Ceremony at Airbus OneWeb Satellites

VIDEO: Ten Apprentices Accepted into the Space Coast Consortium Apprenticeship Program – WFTV

April 21, 2021

Eastern Florida State’s Advanced Machinist Specialists Enrolled in Apprenticeship Program to Begin Training in May

April 19, 2021

SCCAP and EFSC to Launch Advanced Machinist Apprenticeship Cohort in May and Mechatronics and Fiber Composite Apprenticeship Cohorts in August

August 11, 2020

Industry-Led SCCAP Successfully Celebrates 1st Year Anniversary and Seeks Expansion Despite 2020 COVID Obstacles

November 5, 2019

Staffing the Space Assembly Line
Making Leaders

For more information about the development of the Space Coast Consortium Apprenticeship Program, please see the following SSPI publication, “Staffing the Space Assembly Line.” The full report can be found at Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI). To listen to a SSPI podcast interview with Bryan Kamm about the implementation of the Space Coast Consortium, please go to the Making Leaders series posted on November 5, 2019 on the SSPI website.

August 18, 2019

View SCCAP press coverage with FDOE Commissioner Corcoran and FDEO Executive Director Ken Lawson discussing apprenticeships and the “Future of Work in Florida”.

August 15, 2019

SCCAP, SpaceTEC and Kamm Consulting Group win NSF ATE Grant Award to Initiate Apprenticeship Exchange Programs between US Colleges and Germany. Read the press release for more information HERE

July 30, 2019

Florida Space Coast Consortium welcomes first apprentices

July 29, 2019

Governor DeSantis Attends Space Coast Consortium Apprenticeship Signing Ceremony. Check out the SCCAP joint Press Release from OneWeb Satellites, Festo Didactic and Kamm Consulting Group regarding the implementation of Festo Didactic’s MAP2 at Florida’s Space Coast HERE

Watch the full SCCAP Apprentice Signing Ceremony event HERE

EFSC Playing Critical Role in First-Of-Its-Kind Apprenticeship Program

Space Coast launches first spaceflight industry-led apprenticeship program

PHOTO RELEASE: Governor Ron DeSantis Speaks at the Space Coast Consortium Apprenticeship Signing Ceremony

Space Coast’s 1st Industry-Driven Apprenticeship Program Takes Flight

New apprentice program aims to fill demand for aerospace and manufacturing technicians

Space Coast’s first industry-driven apprenticeship program begins, takes in nine students

June 24, 2019

Governor Ron DeSantis chooses venue at Space Florida in Florida’s Space Coast to sign HB 7071 apprenticeship legislation. Check out the following EFSC newsletter regarding EFSC’s participation at the event. 

June 4, 2019

EFSC Helping Satellite Makers Take Flight at Cape Canaveral

March 11, 2019

Cape Canaveral area set for major economic boost as America ramps up space program