Leading seafarers charity, The Marine Society, scooped the Seatrade ‘Investment in People’ category with the Maths@Sea, Maths@Sea+, Writing@Sea and soon to launch English@Sea initiative. The programme of @Sea courses have been designed as an up-skilling project to cover the basics, presented in such a way that it does not intimidate users. Content is shown in a marine contextualised format, using examples and language to which seafarers can relate. The programme has been particularly devised to address the needs of ratings who seek advancement to their first Officer of the Watch (OOW) ticket.
The@Sea programmes have over 2,000 registered students, with nearly 25% being recommended to the programme by friends or colleagues, around 8% being supported by their companies. and more than 15% come as a result of Marine Society sponsorship aimed at ratings seeking advancement to officer.
The Seatrade Awards, now in their 28th year, are a prestigious industry event. More than 300 people gathered for the dinner in the Guildhall in the City of London on Friday May 6th, with the keynote speech being made by the IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim.
The @Sea programme was recently featured by the BBC in an in-depth article:http://bit.ly/coraclebbc