Last week, the Lloyds List Asia Awards 2011 shortlist was announced, and Admiralty is once again sponsoring the training award. We’re also sponsoring the Global version too, for the third year running.
The training awards recognise outstanding commitment to staff or student training, or an outstanding contribution towards improving training standards for the maritime industry.
The shortlisted organisations – you can see the Asia shortlist here and the global short list here – are all recognised centres of excellence and will be judged on “investment in new facilities and courses, innovative training solutions and a sustained and effective approach to developing quality staff in the maritime sector.”
We’re looking forward to hearing more about the details of each entry, and all the hard work which has gone into the different training programmes. Training is a subject which is close to our hearts at Admiralty. It’s through training that we develop our own expert teams to deliver the accurate paper and digital charts which mariners rely on, and it’s a vital part of our work with other hydrographic offices worldwide to help build hydrographic expertise globally.
And with the introduction of the IMO’s ECDIS Mandate, starting in 2012, training will be a major requirement across the industry, to ensure that mariners have the skills required to navigate safely and efficiency with digital. Admiralty is working closely with shipping companies, training colleges and crewing agencies to support this challenge, and our sponsorship of the award reflects that commitment.
Global Award winners will be announced at a ceremony attended by the industry’s biggest names at the London Hilton Park Lane, Tuesday 20 September, 2011, we hope to see you there.