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September 5th, 2017

 

Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Approves Northeast Maritime Institute’s Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science Program

 

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved Northeast Maritime Institute’s (NMI) Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science Program for GI Bill education benefits.  Under the Post-9/11 benefit, the VA pays the tuition and fees directly to the school, based upon the approved benefit level of the veteran, who may also qualify for a monthly housing allowance and a book and supplies stipend.  One of the advantages of this program is that in two short years a veteran can receive the necessary education and hands on training to obtain an associate’s degree and apply for their USCG license.

 

The program was designed as fast track to employment opportunities that enables a veteran to start earning money and providing for their families as soon as possible. In addition to the newly approved Associate’s Degree Program, NMI offers several other VA approved courses that lead to a career in the maritime industry. Northeast Maritime Institute is ready to assist veterans who wish to use their education benefits to pursue additional training or college degrees.  For more information, contact registration@northeastmaritime.com, or call (508) 992-4025.

 

 

 

 

August 16th, 2017

 

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS... Engineroom Resource Management, approved by the Commonwealth of Dominica is NOW available for international students online on our NEMO° Learning Management System!

 

>>>Click here for more information

 

 

 

 

August 11th, 2017

 

Dodie Fontaine - NMI Admissions Officer

 

Join NMI's Admissions Officer, Dodie Fontaine from 9am to noon today to learn more about maritime education at Northeast Maritime Institute in our Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science Degree Program!  If you're in the Fairhaven area, stop by 32 Washington Street!

 

All attendees are welcome!

 

 

 

 

July 28th, 2017

 

Morgan Dawicki at Whaling Museum

 

The New Bedford Whaling Museum hosted Northeast Maritime Institute’s Captain Morgan Gifford Dawicki to provide a hands-on-learning experience aboard the museum’s whale ship Lagoda.  Captain Dawicki demonstrated the proper mechanics and procedures when working with whale ship rigging.  Morgan Dawicki is the Captain of Northeast Maritime Institute’s brigantine, the S/V FRITHA, and is an expert on rigging for traditional sailing ships.

 

 

Congratulations to NMI President, Eric R. Dawicki for receiving the Patriotic Employer Award

 

Patriotic Employer Award

 

The Office of the Secretary of Defense: Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recognized NMI President, Eric R. Dawicki for contributing to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America's National Guard and Reserve Force.

 

 

 

 July 19th, 2017

 

Jules Kehoe

 

Donate now to the Jules Kehoe Scholarship Fund which has been established for students in need who represent exemplary citizenship skills under the precedent established by Senior Chief Kehoe's students and Coast Guard personnel working under her - "What Would Jules Do?"

 

>>>Click here for more details

 

 

 

 

December 17th, 2016

 

First Graduates at Northeast Maritime Institute

 

Northeast Maritime Institute students, Kevin Kiernan and Elijah Simmons, both graduated from our Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science two year college program.  They'll each receive Captain licenses for vessels up to 100 tons from the U.S. Coast Guard.

 

>>>Check out the 2016 NMI Graduation here

 

 

 

 

December 7th, 2015

 

Ralph Slocum Jr. Presentation

 

Northeast Maritime Institute had a special visitor stop by, who has donated many items of maritime importance in the past, as well as contributed to the Joshua Slocum library!

 

Ralph Slocum Jr. is the great-grandson of Joshua Slocum, and NMI President Eric R. Dawicki presented him with a plaque for his generosity.

 

>>>Check out the video of the presentation here

 

 

 

 

June 18th, 2015

 

Article from New Bedford Guide:

 

>>>Click here to read!

 

 

 

 

May 8th, 2015

 

2015 International Student Licensing Program Graduation

 

Session 1: 2015 International Student Licensing Program Graduation!

 

Congratulations on a successful session:

 

Wagner Joviano - II/1 Officer in charge of a navigational watch 500 GT or more

Ezekiel Akaninyene - II/2 Master on vessels of 3000 GT or more

Precious Eteka - II/2 Master on vessels of 3000 GT or more

Jayme Matos - II/1 Officer in charge of a navigational watch 500 GT or more

Jam Raphael - II/2 Master 500 – 3000 GT

Ely Nasciemento - II/1 Officer in charge of a navigational watch 500 GT or more

Paulo Renato - II/1 Officer in charge of a navigational watch 500 GT or more

 

>>>For the full Press Release: International Student Graduation 2015 - Session 1

 

 

 

 

May 6th, 2015

 

        Southcoast Insider

 

Take a look at South Coast Insider which highlights what NMI’s College of Maritime Science students are up to during their required community service hours.

 

>>>Select here to view magazine (Pages 22-23)

 

 

Below is a press release for Northeast Maritime Institute's FREE Boating Safety Course for ages 12 and up beginning May 16th!

 

>>>Safe Boating Course

 

 

 

 

April 20th, 2015

 

AM790/WPRV

 

Dr. Cynthia Stone, Chief Academic Officer, speaks with Common Ground Radio on AM790/WPRV about Northeast Maritime Institute’s Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science Degree Program!

 

>>>Listen now!

 

 

 

 

April 6th, 2015

 

The Smithfield Times

 

Article from The Smithfield Times - published April 2015

 

Maritime Institute is a hidden jewel for those drawn to the sea

 

“It’s kind of like this hidden jewel.”  That’s how Cynthia Stone, the chief academic officer at the Northeast Maritime Institute, describes the Caribbean island of Dominica, where the institute oversees an international registry of ships.  But Stone could just as easily be describing the institute itself.  Located in a renovated Unitarian church in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, Northeast Maritime Institute has an international reputation as a school of continuing education for mariners, but it remains unknown to many of its neighbors, according to Stone, a native of neighboring New Bedford who recently returned to her hometown after spending a career as an educator in Texas.

 

That may soon change. Northeast Maritime Institute recently became Massachusetts’ newest college in 16 years, approved in October by the state board of higher education. In January, the college kicked off its first semester with an inaugural cohort of half a dozen students from around the southern New England region, including some from Rhode Island and Connecticut and one student from Bermuda.

The institute took what once might have been 40-hour, one-week courses in ship operation, marine safety, and in various marine-related topics for Coast Guard licenses and fleshed them out into a 15-week semester, according to Stone. Then the college added in general education classes on math, writing, literature, physics, and history.  The result: a two-year Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science degree.

 

Stone said the school knows its students are not the kind who like sitting in classrooms listening to long lectures. They need hands-on experience. The gen education courses have been designed with their needs in mind, placing special emphasis on maritime themes. In an upcoming course on literature, students will be reading classic texts like The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. In their U.S. history course, students will learn how the navy has affected the outcome of wars.  “My thought is, ‘I want to sit in on those classes,’” Stone said.  The hands-on approach can be seen throughout the school.

 

In addition to more traditional classrooms, the institute also has two ship simulators which, much like a flight simulator, recreate what it would be like on the bridge of a ship. Students can experience what it is like to pilot a cargo ship or a tugboat in a harbor while dealing with a storm or interference from other boats, according to Stone.

 

The institute also has its own tall ship, S/V FRITHA.  College students will spend a month aboard it during the summers.  For the remaining two months they will be assigned to a modern ship where the hands-on learning experience is taken to the next level. The institute insists that students learn as much as they can on the ships, sending them off with a checklist of jobs to do during their time. “So they’re not doing latrine duty two months out at sea,” Stone said.

 

After just two years, graduates will be ready to begin a career in a growing industry.  According to Bureau of Labor Statistics cited by the institute, employment in the shipping transportation industry is expected to increase by 13 percent between 2012 and 2022 and the median pay for workers in the first of those years was $48,980.

After what Stone calls a soft start, the institute will be accepting a larger class of 16 students in the fall. For more information visit

www.northeastmaritime.com or call (508) 992-4025.

 

 

 

 

March 13th, 2015

 

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Northeast Maritime Institute's YouTube channel has been launched!

 

>>>Click here to watch videos

 

 

 

 

January 5th, 2015

 

NMI Ribbon Cutting

 

Select the link below to view the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Press Release.

 

>>>Press Release – DHE – Ribbon Cutting

 

 

 

 

December 9th, 2014

 

Below is an article about NMI’s Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science Degree Program from "Marine Science."

 

>>>Read article

 

 

 

 

November 15th, 2014

 

Here's an article speaking about NMI’s Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science Degree Program from SouthCoastToday.com:

 

>>>Read article

 

 

 

 

October 23rd, 2014

 

FUN 107's Michael Rock and Captain Tom Sullivan

 

Michael Rock from the WFHN/FUN 107 Morning Show stopped in to check out what NMI’s New Associate in Applied Science in Nautical Science Degree Program is all about.

 

>>>Watch video

 

 

 

 

August 8th, 2014

 

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Northeast Maritime Online (NEMO°) has been launched!  Now you can get your maritime training anywhere in the world!

 

>>>Click here for more information

 

 

 

 

July 21st, 2014

 

Captain Conrad H. Roy III

 

Support young aspiring mariners in honor of Captain Conrad H. Roy III!

 

>>>Click to donate to the scholarship fund

 

 

 

 

November 1st, 2013

 

Read an article written by Eric R. Dawicki, President of Northeast Maritime Institute.

 

>>>Read article

 

 

 

 

May 15th, 2013

 

Maritime Book Launch and Signing

 

The Last of the Fairhaven Coasters

 

Please join authors Robert Demanche, Donald Tucket and Caroline Tucker at Northeast Maritime Institute on May 17th & 19th as they launch their new book “The Last of the Fairhaven Coasters.” Select image to the left for more information

 

 

 

 

June 7th, 2011

 

Northeast Maritime Institute Participated in the First Roundtable for Women in Blue Collar Transportation Careers

 

The inaugural roundtable for women working in blue collar transportation careers was held on Friday, June 3rd at the U.S. Department of Transportation.  This roundtable included representatives of 25 organizations from a broad array of transportation fields, including women who drive trucks and buses, operate ships, trains and pipelines, build roads and bridges, and fix airplanes.

 

During the meeting, Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood highlighted that women are an important part of our nation’s transportation workforce and encouraged participants to work together to address the unique challenges that exist for women across the industry.  Following this charge, participants actively worked to identify both the challenges and strategies for creating opportunities for women in areas that are traditionally held by their male counterparts.

 

Sara Manzano-Diaz, Director of the Women’s Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor, provided an overarching picture of women working in America and the particular challenges faced by women in blue collar types of careers.  These include a lack of information about opportunities for women, feelings of isolation for women working in male dominated trades, and the limited availability of equipment sized for women.

 

The U.S. Department of Transportation will continue to work with the U.S. Department of Labor and the organizations represented to enhance opportunities for women to participate in these important careers.

 

 

Northeast Maritime Institute Now Approved To Deliver Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) “Master of Yachts” courses

 

Northeast Maritime Institute (NMI) proudly announces the introduction of their newest program, Level 1 and 2 MCA approved Master of Yachts courses for those that wish to work on the worlds Superyachts . NMI has partnered with International Yacht Training Worldwide (“IYT Worldwide”), the world’s leading provider of yacht training services who are an MCA issuing authority.

 

Northeast Maritime Institute’s accreditation now provides an additional 25 MCA approved courses.

Major courses include Master of Yachts Unlimited, Limited, and Coastal/Mate 200 Gross Tons.

 

“This relationship between NMI and IYT will enhance NMI’s capacity to provide the highest standards of maritime education for both the professional and recreational mariner.”  - Eric Dawicki, President Northeast Maritime Institute

 

For a complete listing of Northeast Maritime Institute’s MCA approved courses and additional information, please contact NMI at (800) 767-4025 and/or email registration@northeastmaritime.com.

 

 

Northeast Maritime Institute and Batumi Navigation Teaching University Join Forces

 

The Northeast Maritime Institute is pleased to announce the opening of the Georgian-American Institution, “Northeast Maritime Institute (Georgia).” After much discussion Northeast Maritime Institute and Batumi Navigation Teaching University came to an agreement which provides shared acknowledgment of diplomas and programs, development of new curriculum, and exchange of teachers, instructors, and students.

 

The celebration for the opening was held at the Intourist Palace Hotel, February 1st, 2011. Visitors from all over the world attended including USA, Turkey, Greece and Japan. The presentation was also honored with representatives from the American and Turkish Embassies, Ajarian Ministry of Education, and BTNU partners.

 

“Northeast Maritime Institute is looking forward to the future of this partnership, as this relationship provides several opportunities for our new, current, and future students, teachers and staff.“

 

- Eric R. Dawicki, President of Northeast Maritime Institute

 

 

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS DISCLOSURE INFORMATION

 

1. NORTHEAST MARITIME INSTITUTE HAS NO EXISTING AGREEMENT WITH EMPLOYERS TO PROVIDE JOBS TO STUDENTS AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE EMPLOYMENT.

 

2. MANY OF THE JOB LISTINGS PROVIDED BY NORTHEAST MARITIME INSTITUTE ARE COMPILED FROM PUBLIC SOURCES. THE SCHOOL MAY ALSO RECEIVE DIRECT REQUESTS FROM EMPLOYERS OR REFERRALS FOR JOB LISTINGS FROM GRADUATES WORKING IN THE FIELD, INSTRUCTORS, STAFF MEMBERS, EXTERN PROVIDERS, ETC.

 

3.NORTHEAST MARITIME INSTITUTE IS AN OPEN ADMISSIONS SCHOOL AND ADMITS ALL STUDENTS WHO MEET THE ADMISSION CRITERIA AS SET FORTH IN THE CATALOG.

 

4. THE CERTIFICATE OR DEGREE YOU OBTAIN FROM NORTHEAST MARITIME INSTITUTE UPON GRADUATION IS NOT THE SAME AS LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT, WHICH MAY BE REQUIRED FOR SOME

 

OCCUPATIONS, EMPLOYERS, OR STATES. THE COST OF ANY LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION OR THE COST OF ANY EXAMINATION FOR LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TUITION COST OF THE PROGRAM AND IS ONLY INCLUDED IN THE TOTAL PROGRAM COST IF IT IS SPECIFICALLY ITEMIZED ON YOUR ENROLLMENT AGREEMENT.

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32 Washington Street

Fairhaven, Massachusetts 02719

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Dodie Fontaine - NMI Admissions Officer

Morgan Dawicki at Whaling Museum

Patriotic Employer Award

Jules Kehoe

First Graduates at Northeast Maritime Institute

Ralph Slocum Jr. Presentation

2015 International Student Licensing Program Graduation

Southcoast Insider

The Smithfield Times

NMI YouTube Logo

NMI Ribbon Cutting

FUN 107's Michael Rock and Captain Tom Sullivan

NEMO Logo

Captain Conrad H. Roy III

The Last of the Fairhaven Coasters

Northeast Maritime Institute

32 Washington Street

Fairhaven, Massachusetts 02719

DMRI Logo

Dodie Fontaine - NMI Admissions Officer

Morgan Dawicki at Whaling Museum

Patriotic Employer Award

Jules Kehoe

First Graduates at Northeast Maritime Institute

Ralph Slocum Jr. Presentation

2015 International Student Licensing Program Graduation

Southcoast Insider

The Smithfield Times

NMI YouTube Logo

NMI Ribbon Cutting

FUN 107's Michael Rock and Captain Tom Sullivan

NEMO Logo

Captain Conrad H. Roy III

The Last of the Fairhaven Coasters