Northeast Maritime News - June 7th, 2011

NMI Faculty/Staff - Pam Tchorz

 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.

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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