FSPA's Apprenticeship Program has been approved to participate in the State of Florida's
Apprenticeship System. This FSPA initiative aims to produce
well-trained, highly skilled swimming pool and spa service technicians.
This is the first swimming pool and spa
related apprenticeship program in the nation.
“The Florida Swimming Pool Association
plays a pivotal role in securing Florida’s future,” said Florida Commissioner
of Education Richard Corcoran. “Quality
teachers are the single most important factor contributing to student outcomes,
and your (FSPA) association’s apprentice mentors will take on that crucial
FSPA’s Swimming Pool and Spa Servicing
Apprenticeship Program will identify members who own a swimming pool service
company and match them with apprentices who are eager to enter the industry.
“This could not have happened without the
hard work and dedication of FSPA’s Education Program Manager Mary Anderson,”
said David Pruette, FSPA President.
“Mary has a passion and commitment to filling workforce demands in our
industry and our future swimming pool professionals are going to be better off
because of her efforts.”
Florida’s registered apprenticeship
programs enable employers to develop and apply industry standards to training
programs for registered apprentices which can increase productivity and improve
the quality of the workforce. Certifications earned through registered
apprenticeship programs are recognized nationwide.
“FSPA’s Swimming Pool and Spa Servicing
Apprenticeship Program will provide members of our association with a powerful
means of engaging untapped talent,” said FSPA Executive Director Wendy Parker
Barsell. “We need to replace the aging
workforce in our industry and prepare the future generation of swimming pool
and spa service technicians to ensure our field continues to thrive in