Award-winning maritime project receives extension
The Australian Maritime College’s (AMC) indigenous training program which received the 2014 TLISC Award for Excellence in Industry Promotion Award has received a two year extension thanks to funding from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.
The Torres Strait-based program, which already provided over 200 students with navigational, engineering and safety training, plays an important role in assisting the local indigenous population in creating a fulfilling career path in the maritime sector.
AMC Vocational Education and Training Manager, Jarrod Weaving, will continue to oversee the program and will no doubt bring further insight and knowledge back from a planned visit to Nunavut region in Canada where he will investigate the similarities of delivering maritime training to the indigenous people of Australia and the coastal Inuit populations of Canada.
This overseas project was made possible when Mr Weaving received a fellowship from a partnership between TLISC and the International Specialised Skills Institute, aimed at promoting the acquisition of higher-level skills and an appreciation of international best practice in the transport and logistics industry.