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What is the Operations Management Apprenticeship?

The mission of Ocaquatics Swim School is to teach families to love swimming and to become safer, comfortable and more responsible around the water. Ocaquatics Swim School currently has 5 locations throughout South Florida and is looking to open more facilities. In order to support their business goal, Ocaquatics and Miami Dade College developed a registered apprenticeship program which takes personnel who are doing necessary work to complete business, to personnel who produce new business. Apprentices are employed to complete routine tasks such as instructing swimmers and supervising the deck, while also being mentored in operations/general management such as implementing safety rules, scheduling activities and daily operations, marketing for clients, training new and existing team members, monitoring equipment, opening and closing the facility, building relationships with customers, attending manager meetings, and performing inventory.

Program Benefits

  • Entry level wage $15.00 per hour
  • Exit wage $17.00 per hour
  • No experience required
  • Employers may choose from an existing pool of current employees or from other candidates who meet minimum requirements
  • Tuition exemption applied to the Miami Dade College Business Specialist - Small Business College Credit Certificate
  • Completers earn a Completion of Apprenticeship Certificate from the Florida Department of Education

Operations Management/General Manager Apprenticeship

This 2000 hour registered apprenticeship program includes related technical instruction (RTI) in business, management, marketing, and supervision. Classes are delivered at multiple campuses during the day, evening, and weekend to accommodate on-the-job training (OJT) hours. OJT is delivered at the employer facility and includes safety and emergency procedures, customer service, human resources, and facilities and manager-on-duty operations. Upon completion, apprentices will onboard with the employer partner as an Operations or General Manager.

Is this program right for me?

This program is designed for persons who aspire to enter employment in the following areas: accounting/budgeting, business management, finance, human resources, international business, marketing, small business. No previous work experience is required.

Minimum requirements

  • at least 18-years of age
  • physically capable of performing the essential functions of the occupation
  • have a high school diploma, General Educational Development (GED) equivalency or other high school equivalency credential
  • able to read, write, and speak the English language
  • register as a Miami Dade College student

What is the Operations Management/General Manager Apprenticeship?

The Operations Management/General Manager Apprenticeship prepares future managers to plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations, overseeing multiple departments or locations. The apprenticeship is intended to address a diversified pool of small businesses and therefore, is general in nature and cannot be classified in any one functional area of management or administration; such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. The learning outcomes are broad and may be applied within any industry; such as retail, professional services, entertainment, sales, and office administration. The learning outcomes take entry-level candidates from boots-on-the ground personnel to management within as little as one-year.

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