The IMarEST and Myanmar Excellent Stars (MES) Training Centre have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the professional development of seafarers in Myanmar.
The MoU will enable see MES cadets to obtain free student membership to support their Initial Professional Development (IPD), gain access to knowledge and a network of marine professionals to aid with learning. Cadets will also be able to use the ‘SIMarEST’ post nominals, as well as being able to log onto IMarEST TV, a huge online virtual library, the Marine Professional – the IMarEST’s monthly membership magazine and access to awards and scholarships.
In addition, the MOU will support the professional recognition of officers going through training by mapping Certificates of Competencies to international professional qualifications up to Chartered status, and support regional technical activity via the newly launched Myanmar branch.
“This is an excellent collaboration as the IMarEST provides the ideal platform to further support the professional development of the cadets and officers who are studying at MES. Our cadets will take the benefit of a global network of marine professionals, and our officers can use the training and CoC’s that they hold to put towards a globally recognised professional qualification.” Captain Min Min Tun, Master Mariner and Principal at Myanmar Excellent Stars.
Myanmar Excellent Stars Maritime Training Centre was established in January 2013 under supervision of Department of Marine Administration, Ministry of Transport, Myanmar, providing training courses including Deck Officer Class I Training Course, Deck Officer Class II (Combined) Training Course and Deck Officer Class III Training Course.
“We are delighted to work with MES – their drive to provide quality maritime education and the passion that they have to deliver the very best for their students is clear. We are pleased to be able to provide some additional support through the benefits of IMarEST membership.” David Kelly, Director of Asia Pacific for IMarEST.