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New Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Maritime Management

in today’s extremely competitive maritime industry need to cope with ongoing technical, regulatory and commercial developments. They must also be able to anticipate future developments and react in advance. To give participants maximum flexibility, the Postgraduate Diploma is offered as a distance-learning programme, using the latest e-education systems or as an open-enrolment classroom-based learning program in selected DNV GL Maritime Academies worldwide. “This new Postgraduate Diploma program  is a very exciting opportunity to work with WMU to offer the industry something

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World Maritime University Graduates Largest Class

postgraduate degrees on the WMU's Class of 2014. Compiling the largest class in the 31-year history of WMU, 124 students graduated from the Malmö-based M.Sc. program in Maritime Affairs, 47 from the M.Sc. program in Dalian, China, 36 from the M.Sc. program in Shanghai, China, and 19 from the distance-learning Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Insurance. Overall, the graduates represented 49 countries. Each year, students from roughly 50 countries live and study together at WMU to serve the global maritime community in the spirit of the United Nations

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Cape Town Hosts Nautical Institute Command Seminar

for command is vital to the safety of vessel and crew. With this in mind, the final presentation of the Cape Town Seminar will be delivered by Captain Stuart McAllister, on the topic Preparing for Command. The subject ties in with the newly launched Nautical Institute Command Diploma Scheme distance learning program, which is designed for those aspiring to command or who have recently been promoted to Master. To find out more about the scheme, email: command@nautinst.org.   All the Command Seminars offer opportunities for debate, discussion and networking with maritime professionals. The

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Werner Named Academic Dean of Webb Institute

to the student sections of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the Marine Technology Society. Professor Werner served as the faculty representative to Webb’s Board of Trustees for four years, coordinated Webb’s ABET accreditation, and helped to establish a distance learning center at Webb.   Professor Werner earned both his B.S in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and M.S. in Ocean Technology from Webb Institute. He also earned a M.B.A from Long Island University. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of New York.   Professor

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EIC, Robert Gordon University Announce Award

all applicants that meet the entry criteria for the course will receive a £1,000  ($1,200) scholarship towards tuition fees. Winners can choose to pursue the Executive Part-time MBA Oil and Gas Management course which is delivered at RGU’s Garthdee campus in Aberdeen, or the Online Distance Learning MBA Oil and Gas Management course, which can be studied from anywhere in the world. All students will attend RGU’s renowned MBA Leadership Week event and complete a business consultancy project for their employing organization as part of the course. The course is accredited by AMBA

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Hydro Group: Invest in the Future

each and every employee.” Opportunities to enhance their skill sets are given to all members of staff; employees under the age of 21 have the option to attend day release at local colleges whilst still receiving full pay, and those over 21 have the opportunity to attend night classes or distance learning at Hydro Group’s expense. “At Hydro Group we have trainees and apprentices in nearly every department. We have a “Grow our own” policy for recruitment, taking on youngsters, developing and training them to go as far as possible within the company,” Buxton continued

Distance Learning: Continuous Improvement Part 2

Implementing Continuous Improvement in Familiarization Training Continuous Improvement (CI) is the critical process of continually analyzing the performance of some aspect of operations, and then applying changes intended to improve that performance. This is the second in a series of articles intended to introduce practical tips for using CI to improve training effectiveness and efficiency in maritime organizations. Implementing a modest CI process for your in-house training is neither expensive nor difficult, and even a small program can produce a tremendous ROI in safety, efficiency, trainer

GAC is Awarded ISO 29990 Certification (Credit GAC)

GAC Corporate Academy Certified

The GAC Corporate Academy (GCA) has joined the group of organizations to achieve ISO 29990 certification in recognition of the learning opportunities it offers. Only about 30 learning organizations hold ISO 29990 certification, which sets the international learning service standard for non-formal education and training. The GCA is one of the first to receive recognition in the Middle East and African region. Certification acknowledges that GCA courses offered to GAC Group employees around the world meet international standards, complying with quality standards for learning service providers

The MarTID partnership was started more than a year ago, a partnership solidified in the summer of 2017 in the office of Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University. L to R: Associate Professor, Michael Manuel, WMU; Greg Trauthwein, Vice-President, New Wave Media; Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, WMU; Murray Goldberg, CEO, Marine Learning Systems.  Photo courtesy WMU

MarTID Survey Closing Today

January 31, 2018 is the deadline for the first global survey for the Maritime Training Insights Database (MarTID), giving the industry one last chance to take 20 minutes and become a part of this historic initiative. The partnership was started more than a year ago, a partnership solidified in the summer of 2017 in the office of Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden, with the signing of an MoU with the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media, publishers of Maritime Reporter & E‪ngineering News and MarineLink.com. Once

Tim Miller (Photo: YANMAR)

Miller Named Senior Manager for YANMAR Training Center

YANMAR America has named Tim Miller as the Senior Manager for the company’s new Training and Customer Experience Center currently under construction in Acworth, Ga. Miller’s more than 24 years of experience in learning development, training and equipment in the agriculture, mining and construction industries make him a valuable addition to the company. In his new role, Miller will be responsible for the direction and delivery of innovative, solutions-driven learning across all business units and aspects of the company. He will also be in charge of ensuring an excellent customer experience

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Simplex-Turbulo to Host Technical Condition Monitoring Seminar

Simplex-Turbulo is hosting a condition monitoring seminar in March at the Baltic Exchange in London.   The seminar aims to educate technical managers in both the marine and power industries about the growing importance of condition monitoring. Industry experts will be on hand to demonstrate the latest equipment, giving participants the opportunity to learn how the technology can help prevent expensive, preventable engine damage.   Taking place on Friday,  March 9th, 2018, the seminar will cover key topics such as lubrication oil condition monitoring, bunker sampling and

Murray Goldberg

Seagull AS, Marine Learning Systems Partner

Seagull AS and Marine Learning Systems are partnering to provide the full library of Seagull learning content on the MarineLMS training platform.   The partnership will provide an integrated solution to the cruise and ferry industries enabling rapid deployment of eLearning programs with course content on land and on-board, with or without connectivity. The system will also provide metrics and analytics which identify training issues before they become performance or safety problems. According to Seagull Managing Director Roger Ringstad, “For customers using LMS from MarineLMS this

Atlas, Amplo Launch Partnership in South Africa and Namibia

Atlas Knowledge and its strategic partner Amplo Development Services have launched a new initiative that will bring internationally certified construction, commercial and oil & gas training to the burgeoning South African and Namibian energy industries. The alliance is in response to the soaring demand for accessible, affordable world-class training for the growing indigenous workforce in the rapidly developing energy regions. With certified training a pre-requisite to enter the industry, it will make specialist e-learning training and qualifications more readily accessible to South African and

Raal Harris

Modern Training for Modern Crew

Many of today’s recruits into the shipping industry have grown up with games and their technologies. They are used to the personalisation and individualization such technology delivers. But can the shipping industry focus the energy and enthusiasm that people have for video games into valuable learning experiences for serious purposes?  This was the question explored by Raal Harris, Videotel’s Director of e-Learning & Digital Media, speaking at yesterday’s Manning and Training conference in Copenhagen.   According to Harris, interactivity is key to the future of

(From Left) Associate Professor, Michael Manuel, WMU; Mr Greg Trauthwein, Vice-President, New Wave Media; Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, WMU; Mr Murray Goldberg, CEO, Marine Learning Systems, President of WMU, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, the CEO of Marine Learning Systems, Mr Murray Goldberg, and the Vice-President of New Wave Media, Mr Greg Trauthwein, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 29 June at WMU in Malmö, Sweden. (Photo: WMU)

WMU signs MoU with MLS, New Wave Media for Global Survey

The MoU establishes a partnership between the three organizations to conduct recurring global surveys on seafarer training practices in industry and sets out the guiding principles and terms by which WMU, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media will conduct these surveys as well as publicize the findings. Speaking at the signing, WMU President, Dr. Doumbia-Henry noted that for many decades there has been a dearth of information regarding how the industry actually manages, delivers and assesses training within and beyond the framework of the requirements of the STCW Convention, as amended. These

Port of Oakland headquarters (Photo: Port of Oakland)

Port of Oakland Welcomes 20 Paid Interns

Twenty college students preparing for careers in engineering, law, marketing and more have started paid summer internships at the Port of Oakland. For the next two months, interns will be involved in the port’s daily operations while learning technical skills on a wide range of assignments at the port’s maritime, aviation and commercial real estate businesses. They will also have a “hands on” opportunity to work on the port’s major development projects. “Our interns represent the future workforce of the Port of Oakland and the region,” said Port of

Ferdinand von Prondzynski (Photo: RGU)

Engineering Apprenticeship Pathways at RGU

Advanced apprenticeships for engineers will soon be available through Robert Gordon University (RGU), Aberdeen thanks to a five-figure funding boost from Skills Development Scotland. The university has secured $62,670 to develop a new Advanced Apprenticeship Pathway for Engineers at all stages of their career. The announcement comes during Scottish Apprenticeship Week (May 18-22) which is organized by Skills Development Scotland and supported by the Scottish Council for Development & Industry (SCDI). The team behind the RGU-led scheme, which will be developed over the coming months

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