Clyde Marine Training (CMT) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) have formed a new partnership to support the Initial Professional Development of all CMT’s cadets. The collaboration will see all cadets on a CMT course enrolled as Student Members (SIMarEST) of the IMarEST throughout their studying period.
Cadets will be supported with their Initial Professional Development and put them on the path to obtaining additional professional qualifications (such as becoming a Chartered). They will also gain access to the IMarEST’s online virtual library, obtain the monthly membership magazine, have access to a careers forum, attend events and join a growing branch network.
Colin McMurray, Managing Director of CMT, said, “This is a really important initiative for us and further demonstrates our commitment in providing the training in preparing cadets for the Merchant Navy. Investing in the next generation of sea-farers is a high priority, and by supporting the Initial Professional Development of all of our cadets enables them to further progress their professional qualifications once they continue their careers.”
Steve Bodie, Head of Corporate Relations for the IMarEST added, “We are delighted to be able to add real value to Clyde Marine Training’s cadets and internal staff which supports our overall mission and goals of working with the global maritime community, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status, standards and expertise of marine professionals worldwide.”