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New Space Coast Apprenticeship Program Fires Up To Fill Manufacturing Gap


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A group of students are embarking on a new apprenticeship program on the space coast. They’ll work in advanced manufacturing with aerospace companies while taking courses in engineering and aerospace tech. 

Space Florida’s Vice President of Government and External Relations, Dale Ketcham, explains how the apprenticeship program will fill a gap in talent, and how higher education is changing to reflect the sunshine state’s growing space economy. 

“There is now a crying need for a talent pipeline to provide the workforce to do this new manufacturing,” Ketcham tells Intersection.

“It’s a problem to have, but it’s a very good problem to have.”

Education reporting on 90.7 News is supported by Helios Education Foundation.


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A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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