Sponsored by Shanghai Municipal Government, SMU and the International Maritime Lecturers Association has successfully held the Advanced Training Program for Maritime Instructors from June 24th to July 15th, 2022 online. On July 14th, the three-week training course was brought to a successful close. Over 200 maritime lecturers and administrators from MET institutions in Georgia, Romania, Egypt, Ghana, Turkey, Pakistan, the Philippines, Cambodia and other countries participated in the training.
In his opening speech, Prof. Shi Xin, Vice President of SMU point out that seafarers play a core role in the development of international shipping, and maritime education is a fundamental force in ensuring the quantity and quality of seafarers. This training course provides a platform for communication among lecturers and administrators engaged in maritime education in various countries. He hoped that the trainees could share teaching and management experience and discuss common issues in the process of MET to ensure seafarers to receive the updated training under the new circumstance, and jointly promote the development of maritime education.
IAMU Executive Director Prof. Takeshi Nakazawa, IMLA-IMEC Chair Ms. Alison Noble, Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) International President Ms. Despina Theodosiou joined the course and contributed their respective expertise. Senior managers from authority and industry were also invited to lead talks at the Course.
In respond to the 18th China Maritime Day, the 28th Day of Seafarer and the first International Day for Women in Maritime, a series of webinars has been delivered with a wide range of topics relating to MET including reviews on the demands and supply of seafarers, interpretations of STCW and national regulations and rules, maritime education quality management, ship intelligence and green technology development, maritime education and training teaching methods, international cooperation in maritime education, as well as the role of women in the maritime industry.
Since 2018, SMU has continued its efforts to build the Advanced Training Program for Maritime Instructors and Administrators from MET Institutions a brand course, aiming to provide a professional maritime education exchange platform for global participants and promote high-quality and sustainable development of maritime education and training.