Spinnaker Global and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) have today (Wednesday) announced a partnership to support the professional development of engineers working in the maritime sector within Asia Pacific.
The partnership will see Spinnaker Global candidates able to obtain a 12-month trial membership to the IMarEST, enabling them to work towards a professional qualification, such as becoming Chartered, to support their professional development and demonstrate international credibility.
The initiative is to support the recognition and development of the industry and is open to all Spinnaker Global candidates.
Teresa Peacock, MD, Spinnaker Global said: “Recognising the quality of engineers and technical staff in the maritime sector is important, and a partnership with the IMarEST enables us to support the professional development of our global candidates. With a number of initiatives around the world such as the Skills Future in Singapore and the recent Department for Transport Maritime Growth Study in the UK both focusing on the skills agenda, this is a perfect time to demonstrate our support for the industry as a whole.”
Benefits for Spinnaker Global clients include accessing technical forums and meetings, technical journals, access to a vast maritime online library, using current academic qualifications and experience to gain an internationally recognised qualification (such as becoming Chartered) as well as receiving the monthly Marine Professional publication and accessing the IMarEST global network of technical lectures via IMarEST TV.
David Kelly, Director of Asia Pacific for the IMarEST added: “With the attraction, retention and development of competent professionals being a key driving force in the sector, this partnership with Spinnaker demonstrates both organisations’ commitment to sustaining and developing the sectors skills-sets for the benefit of the industry as a whole.”