25 Feb '11, 4am

New Training Initiative To Boost Maritime Industry: 21-month programme to equip trainees with seafaring know-how...

A new training programme has been developed to boost the skill and manpower needs of Singapore’s maritime industry. Called the Certificate of Competency (CoC) (Special Limits) , trainees will attend theory and practical lessons covering topics like boat handling and survival techniques. This 21-month programme aims to help them secure placement with potential employers. Ships operating up to the "Special Limits" will ply near Singapore. Graduates of the CoC (Special Limits) programme will thus be able to serve on board such ships - instead of going on long international voyages - and reduce the time spent apart from their families. This initiative is offered by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) , the National Trades Union Congress’ Employment and Employability Institute and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency . These 3 agencies will together contrib...

Full article: http://www.business.gov.sg/EN/News/20110225NewMaritimeTra...

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