The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Israeli Coastal and Marine Engineering Research Institute (CAMERI) to support the training and talent retention of marine professionals in Israel.
The two organisations will establish accredited professional development programmes and training courses to secure a constant influx of new talent into the marine sector.
To ensure this talent and high-quality training pipeline is maintained throughout the industry and for an individual’s career, routes for professional registration up to Chartered status will be developed for CAMERI employees including engineers, technicians and surveyors, to allow them to demonstrate their skills and competencies.
The partnership will also see CAMERI and the IMarEST support Israeli marine professionals with access to knowledge resources and continuing professional development (CPD) guidance as well as providing technical input to support key events that both organisations are involved with.
In addition, the IMarEST will work to foster the next generation of marine professionals by offering free student membership to all full-time students, cadets and apprentices, to aid them during their studies.
To facilitate effective delivery of this support, CAMERI will help to set up a local IMarEST branch in Israel through its extensive network of universities, port authority, port operators and companies in the marine sector.
"We at CAMERI are excited to offer professional training with IMarEST, an optimal partner which offers a superior historical, international and professional breadth in various marine domains of expertise. We look forward to this exciting collaboration and hope that this will be contributive, enriching and meaningful to many students, engineers and other professionals worldwide.” Rotem Cohen, Managing Director, CAMERI.