SCMAP is a traditional machining apprenticeship program in the Space Coast region of Florida. The machinist apprenticeship program serves Central Florida, to include Brevard County, Indian River County, Orange County, Titusville, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Rocklege, Cape Canaveral, Titusville, Cocoa Beach, Vero Beach, Orlando and all areas in the region.
The program provides classroom studies taught by professional machinists in conjunction with on-the-job training by local companies. The apprentice must complete a four year program to receive the state journeyman certification.
SCAMP is a registered apprenticeship program with the Florida Department of Education, Office of Workforce Education, Apprenticeship and Continuing Workforce Education as part of the National Apprenticeship Program, in accordance with the standards recommended by the Florida Apprenticeship Advisory Council.
Apprentices must be working in the machining field at a member company to advance in the program. Cost is free to the apprentice and the membership fee is very low to employers of apprentices.
Professional machinists from member companies in the local area provide on-the-job mentorship and training to the apprentice at the workplace. Additionally, the apprentice receives classroom instruction by SCMAP instructors in the Machine Shop (Building 16, Room 134) at the Cocoa Campus of Eastern Florida State College.
The apprentices receive hands on training on machines. The instruction includes blueprint reading and machinist math.
For the Community
At the completion of this comprehensive four year program, the apprentice receives journeyman certification from the State of Florida, which is recognized across the country. Many graduates have long careers in manufacturing. Some go on to supervise machining operations or start their own business. Graduation from this program helps launch that career with a solid foundation in manufacturing and machining technology. Upon graduation, our apprentices have expressed this education as a life changing experience. Machinists are the lifeblood of the economy in the Space Coast region. SCMAP works to develop skilled professionals in this field.
SCMAP is tax exempt under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue code and can receive deductible contributions as a public charity.
SCMAP formed as a private, non-profit, educational organization in June 1997 to train machinists in the Space Coast Region of Florida. The program was originally named Brevard Machinist Apprenticeship Program, but changed the name to Space Coast Machinist Apprenticeship Program to reflect particpation from outside Brevard County. SCMAP developed a curriculum that the Florida Department of Education, Office of Workforce Education, Apprenticeship and Continuing Workforce Education registered as an apprenticeship program as part of the National Apprenticeship Program, in accordance with the standards recommended by the Florida Apprenticeship Advisory Council. SCMAP works with the Eastern Florida State College for use of the Machine Shop. Since 1997, SCMAP has trained numerous machinists at no cost to the students using both classroom instruction and on-the-job training by participating companies. Students who graduate from the four year program receive state journeyman certification in machining.
Space Coast Machinist Apprenticeship Program is organized exclusively for educational purposes to provide training of individuals for the purpose of developing their capabilities. Specifically, SCMAP provides instruction and training to people to teach them the trade of machining.