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FEATURE: TRAINING & EDUCATION
Marine ? re? ghting training at
Resolve Marine Group.
MPT supports Junior Achievement’s
Marine Industry Pavilion.
MPT fully authentic bridges. Importantly, and in addition to providing cross-training
With students from all over the world, MPT’s clients for career maritime professionals within the maritime indus- include shipping companies, harbor pilots, towing and off- try, MPT reaches out to train retired veterans, retraining them shore corporations, military sealift command, cruise lines, for civilian application of their skills in its military mariner commercial marine, oil and gas exploration, passenger ves- program. MPT is also training future mariners, hosting a ca- sels and superyachts. reer day for teens in a summer camp program run by Marine
MPT has a yachting division but is not exclusively a Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and liaises yachting school, offering students a variety of career op- with Junior Achievement (JA) to create awareness of marine tions and training courses designed to meet the require- industry careers for middle school students in South Florida.
ments of every aspect of the maritime industry, according to Lisa Morley, executive vice president. “We work with
STAR (Simulation, Training, each division separately,” said Morley. “Some start in com-
Assessment and Research), mercial marine and go into yachting, or vice versa.”
Dania Beach, FL
On any given day, as many as 250 students are on MPT’s
The primary maritime training provider for American campuses in all ? elds of study. MPT provides cross-training Maritime Of? cers (AMO), a union of licensed American opportunities in the marine industry for maritime profession- deck and engine of? cers, is in Dania Beach, FL at STAR als with counseling to choose the right courses for their career. (Simulation, Training, Assessment & Research) Center. “Students have the opportunity to network here on
STAR is not a business, but rather a 501(c)3 nonpro? t campus to learn the whole maritime industry,” said Mor- organization. Functioning as a training trust operated by ley. “We have training for megayachts, NASA support ves- the AMO safety and education plan, STAR provides train- sels, riverboats, the biggest cruise ships, ? shing charters, ing and development for the men and women of AMO everything. There are so many places to start your career, and the vessels they operate. so many ways to diversify.”
Comprehensive maritime training, license upgrading
For yachting students, MPT provides all levels of train- and STCW certi? cation programs include lodging and ing from basic and security to unlimited licenses to work meals to AMO of? cers at no cost, and are offered on a on a boat in all three departments: deck, engine room space-available basis with a program fee for maritime pro- and interior. The 100T master program runs continually fessionals who are not AMO members.
throughout the year with a class every 11 days.
AMO recently pioneered new job opportunities for