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Maritime Apprenticeship Programs

The Maritime Apprenticeship Programs at MITAGS-PMI uses an apprenticeship model to develop high-quality mariners.  The 28-month program is divided between approximately 26 weeks of classroom training and 360 calendar days of training at sea.  Some Apprentices have been able to finish the program in as little as 24 months.  The program provides all of the maritime training and support necessary to obtain a Mate’s license. More importantly, the program instills the knowledge, skills, and confidence to take on the duties and responsibilities of a Deck Officer. The program is organized so that every shore-based training phase is reinforced by simulation and on-board maritime training. This approach allows Apprentices to immediately apply their new knowledge on the job.  Each phase builds on the previous phase, allowing skill development to progress gradually and logically.

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For the sea service training component, MITAGS-PMI facilitates the matching of prospective apprentices with reputable companies who have signed on with the program, using an interview process.  Apprentices must be placed with a Partner Company prior to starting the program, and they remain with a selected company throughout the entire program.

Upon program completion, the Apprentice will be eligible to sit for their Mate’s license and will also hold their AB Limited.  In addition, all STCW requirements and assessments are met so the mariner will also receive their Able Seafarer-Deck and OICNW credentials to sail internationally.  The tonnage of the vessels the apprentice sails on during the program will determine whether they receive their Mate of 500/1600 GRT vessels, or a Third Mate Unlimited tonnage license.

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