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MPA & IMarEST Partner to Boost Upskilling of Maritime Professionals

MPA & IMarEST Partner to Boost Upskilling of Maritime Professionals
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Marine Engineering

Science and Technology (IMarEST) to support the training and professional development of maritime professionals in Singapore. Ms Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of MPA and Mr David Loosley, Chief Executive of IMarEST signed the MOU in Singapore today.

Through this partnership, MPA and the IMarEST aim to upskill and retain maritime talent in Singapore by creating more pathways for professional development and recognition. This will benefit marine surveyors and marine hydrographers in MPA, as well as offshore and shore-based maritime professionals.

Maritime professionals, including former seafarers and those without seafaring experience,will be able to continue their professional development via two routes – (i) an MSc/BSc jointly offered by IMarEST and the Plymouth University in the UK via distance and online learning, and/or (ii) a Chartered Status under the IMarEST banner.

“MPA recognises the importance of continued education and training of our maritime professionals This partnership will enhance our manpower development efforts as mapped out in the Sea Transport Industry Transformation Map. We see continuing education as a necessary investment for individuals to upskill themselves to stay relevant in a maritime industry which is transforming rapidly,” said Ms Quah.

“MPA has demonstrated a strong commitment to helping their employees develop their careers and to support them to obtain recognition for their skills and expertise. We are delighted to assist them through this win-win partnership that helps them keep pace with the changes in this sector,” said Mr Loosley.

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