5 Northern Lights College students received funding towards their studies in the oil and gas-related field.
The NYK-TDG Maritime Academy (NTMA)* welcomed a visiting study group comprising three teachers from Japanese technical colleges and technical high schools, accompanied by three staff members from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The three teachers were attending a global human resources development course offered by JICA in the Philippines as part of the organization’s overseas teacher training program.
Fichte Legal Consultants and Middlesex University Dubai have partnered to establish a common platform in order to cultivate law students for their transition from academia to the professional industry. The partnership was sealed by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, where both parties committed to a mutually beneficial long-term agreement.
With the vision of contributing in making Piraeus an international maritime education hub, HMC and ICS Greek Branch co-operated with Erasmus University Rotterdam and in particular its Faculty of Law (Department of Commercial Law and Department of Labor Law), by participating in an educational trip organized by the University, entitled: «The Human Factor in Shipping».
The Annapolis Maritime Museum raised over $80,000 for its award-winning education programs at the recent 12th Annual Boatyard Beach Bash on September 17th, 2016. Founding Sponsor, Boatyard Bar & Grill, Title Sponsor, Annapolis Subaru, and the event’s Carbon Neutral Sponsor, Hannon Armstrong, were instrumental in a highly successful event that has become a much-anticipated yearly tradition in the Annapolis community and at the Museum’s waterfront property in Eastport.
The National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), the sole government-operated maritime training and research institution, recently partnered with the International Mariners Management Association of Japan–Philippine-Japan Manning Consultative Council (Immaj-PJMCC) to conduct a nationwide study to identify the training-development needs of faculty in maritime educational institutions.
Government today gave nod for a pact between India and Korea that would pave the way for recognition of each other’s certificates on maritime education and training for seafarers.
Efforts have been underway since 2014 to procure government funding for new training vessels for the State Maritime Academies (SMA). Pending bills in Congress at this time would provide $300 million for the construction of the first of four training vessels for the SMAs with a total of $1.2 billion for the proposed four vessel package. Domestic maritime stakeholders have other options, however. These alternatives are attractive for more than one reason.
The Group Executive Vice Chairman, Sifax Group, Taiwo Afolabi, has urged the Federal Government to review the country’s educational curriculum to incorporate teaching of maritime-related subjects at the secondary school level.
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote research and development (R&D) and innovation in the maritime industry was renewed between DNV GL and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
Amidst the current difficult times faced by the maritime industry, the Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) continues to be proactive. SMOU will contribute S$1.2 million to local shipping companies to encourage them to provide training berths for Singaporean seafaring cadets in the Tripartite Nautical Training Award and Tripartite Engineering Training Award Programmes (TNTA & TETA).
With the aim of attracting Emirati talent aspiring to lead the dynamic operations of ports and industrial zones, Abu Dhabi Ports, is participating at Tawdheef 2017 which is being held between 30 January and 1 February at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
Over 8.500 participants who attended more than 800 courses worldwide took advantage of the training portfolio offered by DNV GL’s Maritime Academy in 2016. What can you look forward to in 2017?
South Africa-based School of Shipping, which offers adults an education in maritime studies specifically relating to importing and exporting, and INTTRA, the world’s ocean shipping electronic marketplace, announced a collaboration through which School of Shipping students will make use of INTTRA’s training environment as part of their coursework.