Merchant Marine Training: All Are Welcome – And Needed
AIDT Maritime Training Center
This year’s class of freshmen (plebes), inducted into the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy on September 7th, reflects the changing landscape of what was once an exclusively male career path. Of the 237 inductees, the Class of 2017 includes 38 women – accounting for 16 percent of the new class – giving the U.S. Merchant Marine […]
Texas Training Vessel Visits the Port of New Orleans
About AIDT Launched in Mobile, Alabama in 2007, the AIDT Maritime Training Center provides job seekers with the skills and qualifications they need to become a part of the maritime industry. AIDT broke ground on their Training Center in 2009, and the Center officially opened in November 2010. The 67,000-square-foot facility includes computer labs, classrooms, […]
About Griff’s Marine Training, Inc.
Given its location in the Gulf South, it’s no secret that New Orleans is a major port city with a high concentration of maritime companies offering employment in virtually every aspect of the industry. It follows that New Orleans’ port activity makes it a great training ground for new maritime cadets. This summer, for the […]
Martin International Training Center
About Griff’s Marine Training, Inc. Griff’s Marine Training, Inc.(formerly known as Lafourche Merchant Marine Training Services, Inc.) has been serving the training needs of marine workers in the Gulf South for over 30 years. Previously located in Larose, Louisiana, Griff’s Marine Training, Inc. recently relocated to Raceland, Louisiana, where they have a comprehensive training and […]
About Houston Marine Training Services
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 […]
Marine Administration Predicts a Shortage of Maritime Professionals . . .
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 […]
Merchant Marine Training Doesn’t Need to Cost an Arm and a Leg
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 […]
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) […]