Everyone at Learn Scuba Chicago, outside the store staff, are volunteers. Some of our instructors join the program as instructors, others work up through our internal programs. Our Instructor Apprenticeship (IA), designed to advance our graduating Divemaster Candidates and outside instructors and divemasters, teaches how to work with and develop our volunteer staff, coordinator water events and teach the more advanced courses.
The process is rather intensive so to engrain the participant with LSC policies and procedures, familiarize them with staff, students and vendors and really tune their teaching and leadership abilities. Our instructing staff is expected to chair or co-chair at least one committee and serve as senior leadership within our organization.
Most graduates from our IA program continue to volunteer as full Instructors within the program as a means of satisfying their charitable service desires in a fun scuba environment.
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