It is important that we listen to what industry as a whole is saying about new entrant training programmes, as well as other seafarer education, training and skills matters. For that purpose we hold two seminars a year as a means for everyone involved in seafarer education and training to engage with us and provide input and feedback on relevant issues and aspects.
The Annual Training Seminar in November provides an opportunity for us to give an update on current activities and discuss specific issues, and is also linked to the presentation ceremony for the Safety Awareness Awards.
The Annual Programme Review Seminar takes place in April each year. This is specific to those delivering new entrant training programmes, sponsoring companies and organisations, officer trainees, the MCA and seafarer trade unions.
The seminar presentations and reports are available on request.