Friday 24th May 2013
The Maritime Skills Alliance of which the NWA is a member has just won the prestigious ‘Investment in People’ award at the Seatrade annual award ceremony in London for its suite of Maritime Apprenticeship schemes.
The Workboat Apprenticeship scheme which has just been finalised and authorised by the Scottish Qualifications Authority is one of 6 different maritime apprenticeships within this suite, which utilises units from the Maritime Skills Qualifications (MSQ) units which the NWA has assisted in writing and bringing to fruition. For more details of the Apprenticeship scheme visit the Training section of the website.
We are pleased to announce that, at long last, we have secured acceptance for our workboat crewmember apprenticeship in the new ‘Trailblazer’ format. This format attracts a higher level of government funding and will enable you to receive additional funding to train new crews for our industry in the future.
Yvonne Orr, Nick Allen and Mark Ranson met MCA representatives last month to express disquiet at how things were to be taken forward with regard to the acceptance of the <200GT Masters Certificate of Competence (CoC) in German waters.
We can confirm the Annual Dinner and AGM will once again be held at the Lakeside Hotel, Windermere on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th January, following a similar format to last year. Follow the link below for room pricing and registration details.