The virus has had a severe impact on the way we live and work and travel restrictions have made it difficult to get access to equipment and engine maintenance experts when needed.
Survivex has started working on a contract with BP to develop and deliver a bespoke four-week training programme for the operational personnel on the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim development project.
The maritime industry has taken a further step into online and blended training with the appointment of Andrea Lodolo as the new CEO of Seably – the marketplace for maritime training. The online platform has already reached more than 20,000 maritime professionals. Andrea Lodolo replaces Tomas Lindberg, who steps up to become Seably’s new President.
Oil major BP has hired Aberdeen-based offshore training company, Survivex, to develop and deliver a four-week training program for the operational personnel on the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim development project in Senegal/Mauritania offshore area.
The state of New York announced a new training initiative to develop a workforce for the renewable energy industry which it says is part of the largest public investment in offshore wind workforce development by any state in the U.S. In its first phase, New York’s Offshore Wind Training Institute (OWTI) will train 2,500 workers designed to support the state’s goal of developing 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035.
The Navy's newly-launched United States Naval Community College (USNCC) is launching a pilot program this month with about 600 enlisted students from the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. The cohort is part of a six month trial of the program and will serve as a template for future expansion.
New Bedford High School has been awarded a $250,000 grant through the Massachusetts Skills Capital Grant Program, the Baker-Polito Administration announced recently. The grant funding will be used to construct a state-of-the-art Marine Technology Laboratory to support New Bedford High School’s Career Vocational Technical Education programming in maritime industry skill training. The new facilities will prepare students for careers in marine and maritime industries, according to a school department press release.
Kongsberg Digital has announced that the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) has adopted its new K-Sim eLearning solution, as well as commissioning installation of a cutting-edge K-Sim Safety firefighting simulator at its premises in the Philippines.
With the process of digitalization speeding up as we move through 2021, a new and exciting development occurred this week in Sweden with the first Adjunct Professor of Maritime Informatics being appointed at the Chalmers University of Technology. It is the first Professorship in Maritime Informatics, and it was awarded to Mikael Lind of the Research institutes of Sweden (RISE). Mikael is a regular contributor to The Maritime Executive, focusing on the digital shift and Maritime Informatics as an emerging discipline responding to global concerns.
The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport branch in Sharjah (AASTS) organised an awareness workshop for students, in cooperation with Sharjah Police. The workshop titled ‘Drugs between Reality and the Law,’ is in line with AASTS’ strategy to empower the next generation of young Emiratis in the maritime sector. It also supports the Academy’s efforts to consolidate its corporate social responsibility in association with its partners and other competent organisations.
Marking a significant step forward in seafarer welfare, a group of established maritime entities have joined forces to build a digital platform aimed at improving the emotional well-being of the world’s 1.7 million seafarers.
The Association of Caribbean States has has announced Master and Doctoral Programme on the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law scholarships offered by the Ankara University Research Centre of the Sea and Maritime Law and the Government of Turkey.
The Philippine Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association, Inc. (PMMAAAI) and Orient Register of Shipping, Inc. (Orient Class) unites to further promote safety and enhance the development of classification rules in the domestic shipping industry.
The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport branch in Sharjah (AASTS), a leading education institution in the field of maritime education, recently kickstarted their spring semester. While maintaining all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Academy has ensured that it continues to provide high-quality education by incorporating “Hybrid Learning”, which combines online studies along with in-person classes for practical lessons. Despite the pandemic, the Academy put in all efforts to provide its students with a safe environment.