Bluewater Maritime School, Inc. Profile

Bluewater Maritime School, Inc. has a non-profit mission of providing no-cost training to at-risk youth and economically disadvantaged persons. Established in 1998, the School began by providing maritime training to professionals already in the industry. Since that time, the School has grown into an institution providing training to the military, private individuals and industry professionals. […]

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Construction Underway at San Jacinto College

San Jacinto College’s new Maritime Education Center is officially under construction. The College held an official groundbreaking ceremony in December, and the concrete and pilings are poured. According to Sarah Janes, Vice President of Continuing and Specialist Development at the College, “The maritime sector is somewhat hidden, a sleeping giant in Houston. By creating the […]

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Oil Field Training is on the Rise, and Louisiana is Keeping Pace

Fletcher Technical Community College’s new, $8 million building contains a $1 million lab, where students experience just how much updated technology can enrich their educational experience. The students at this new lab in Schriever, Louisiana, most training to become oil and gas production technicians, have the opportunity to train on state-of-the-art equipment to better prepare […]

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Viking Saatsea Leads Change in Training for STCW and OPITO Requirements

At the leading maritime trade fair, SMM 2014, attendees saw advances in training that will create fundamental change in the way offshore asset owners and ship owners train crews to comply with new and current STCW and OPITO requirements. Such changes include the systems used to report on certifications, as well as onboard training that […]

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Using Innovative Technology: ARP is on the Cutting Edge

Australian Reef Pilots (ARP) is using one of the most sophisticated shipping simulators in the world to add to its already state-of-the-art suite of training and safety initiatives. One look at the full capabilities of the company’s resources begs the question, how do we introduce such a complete scope of technology into our training centers […]

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Greater New Orleans Industrial Educational Council

The Greater New Orleans Industrial Educational Council (GNOIEC) is a designated, official TWIC enrollment center. With locations in St. Rose, LA and Biloxi, MS, GNOIEC is a convenient option for many Gulf Coast residents, and they offer all TWIC enrollment services. You can even pre-enroll online, which speeds up the time you need to spend […]

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Martin International Training Center

About Martin International Founded in 1982, Martin International provides high-quality USCG training to marine workers looking to acquire Coast Guard licenses and other official certifications and documents. This training center maintains high standards for courses and services, and they work in compliance with all federal regulations.  Martin International completed construction on its LaPlace facility in […]

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About Houston Marine Training Services

Houston Marine Training Services was established in 1972 to assist candidates in preparation for Coast Guard License exams and has grown with the industry in a fast-changing regulatory environment. Houston Marine has a commitment to providing every mariner with proper training by the most efficient, economic methods available. They have served more than 70,000 mariners […]

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Marine Administration Predicts a Shortage of Maritime Professionals . . .

Will You Be One of Them? According to the Maritime Administration, the value of marine freight will increase by 43% in the United States and 67% internationally by the year 2020.  Concurrently, an increased demand for liquid natural gas and oil will necessitate new skilled mariners and vessels, as well as new terminal infrastructure. “The […]

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Merchant Marine Training Doesn’t Need to Cost an Arm and a Leg

For those who don’t have the benefit of a company paying for their training, trying to get the right courses for your credentialing can be frustrating and a real hassle. So many entry-level seamen are at a loss as to how to enter the job market without a) income, b) the required experience, and c) […]

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