New PYA Partner – MaritimeMT
18 July 2022
Today, MaritimeMT has three academies with campuses in Malta and Athens. The Superyacht Academy offers career progression training and education to seafarers working in the Deck, Hospitality and soon, Engineering departments (IMO STCW Convention as accredited by the Malta Flag Registry).
Their 2 other Academies offer training programmes for Merchant Seafarers and Recreational Seafarers. Hence, they offer career routes across different segments, be it Merchant or Superyachts. In addition, they welcome seafarers from all over the globe and seek to make their training programmes available remotely through a digital learning platform through which course participants have access to the classroom-based training modules allowing them to save time and money on their training.
Why did you decide to start a training school in the Maritime Sector?
Education is the foundation for all sectors, and we truly believe that our industry in particular requires high level quality training. It is only natural that our shareholders, all Master Mariners in their own right, would want to invest in the sector which has given so much back to them. Also, Malta is a Maritime Island Nation... we have a mission to sustain the sector!
What makes your business unique?
MaritimeMT is a dedicated Maritime Training Centre, whose main concern is the career progression and satisfaction of seafarers and shore-based personnel. We do not only offer training, but also support and mentoring to our students. We get to know our students to be able to build solid and healthy relationships that last a lifetime. We applaud and celebrate the success of all our students and a student at MaritimeMT is not just a number.
Where can I stay while taking courses?
Students who travel to Malta to undergo training, have a number of options. At MaritimeMT we can assist students depending on their preferred arrangements.
Malta is a small island, so depending on the type of accommodation and surroundings required, we can assist you, knowing that nowhere in Malta is too far!
What types of certifications do you offer?
We offer STCW certificates and courses leading to COCs, certificates and licences issued by the Malta Flag Registry under the accreditation of Transport Malta. It is important to note that we are also an SQA Certified training and examination centre, as well as duly approved by DNV to deliver training and simulator training. We also offer bespoke courses which are normally organised based on the requirements set out by the customer.
What’s your pass rate for Master courses?
We can proudly declare that since we started offering the Master of Yachts <200GT up to 150Nm, and then the OOW-Yachts <3000GT Reg II/1 and Master of Yachts <500GT / Chief Mate <3000GT Reg II/2, we have had close to 95% Pass rate amongst our participants.
Who are your teachers?
All our teachers are selected as per the Standards for Qualifications of Instructors issued by Transport Malta. We currently boast an Academy of 4 full-time Master Mariners who develop and deliver training, assisted by a compliment of 40 other professionals, including Master Mariners, Chief Mates, Engineers, First Aiders, Fire Fighters, Lawyers, and others, who work with us in their down-time and off contract periods. Our team of teachers is constantly growing to reflect the demand of the market, the industry at large and our stakeholders.
To discover more about MaritimeMT and their services check out their website here.
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