CPUT hosts Marine Coaching platform

Maritime Research Division efficiently hosted Erasmus + Marine Training and Coaching (MET) hybrid symposium at Granger Bay Campus, lately.

The aim of the occasion was to disseminate the venture, The European Fee’s 2020 Erasmus+ programme information which defines dissemination as “a deliberate strategy of offering data on outcomes and initiatives to key actors”. CPUT’s work bundle was to make sure this was accomplished.

Senior maritime teacher and supervisor at Survival Centre, Samantha Montes who facilitated the occasion, stated the symposium was held to share the outcomes of the work packages. “Lengthy-term venture imaginative and prescient is the providing of distinctive private {and professional} growth, mobility and partnership alternatives for employees and college students between the six establishments with the venture targets aligning maritime schooling and curriculum requirements to allow and facilitate pupil and employees trade.

“Enhance the pool of worldwide aggressive and extremely marketable seafarers, environment friendly and high-quality coaching geared for the twenty first century (in time and financial system),” stated Montes.

The venture had three important focus areas, specifically:

  • Curriculum analysis
  • Pedagogical processes
  • Services and assets

The outcomes of the analysis into the above focus areas have been shared on the occasion with trade stakeholders and different events. The seminar allowed introductions from the six universities within the Euro-ZA: Capability Constructing within the Discipline of Maritime Training which included,  CPUT, Durban College of Know-how, Hochschule Wismar College of Utilized Sciences Know-how Enterprise and Design, Germany, Nelson Mandela College, South Africa, Satakunta College of Utilized Sciences in Finland.

The programme culminated with two open spherical desk discussions, facilitated by Colleen Jacka, managing editor of Maritime Evaluation Africa.

The subjects of the first-round desk dialogue have been ‘venture challenges and the way they have been overcome, classes learnt and the way they are going to be utilized, and the way every college profit from the venture’. The subject of the second-round desk dialogue was ‘what does the trade (as potential employers) wish to see from tutorial graduates?

“We regularly throw across the idea of collaboration within the maritime sector, however three native tertiary establishments have actually embodied the idea over the previous few years working with three worldwide maritime coaching establishments to place the coed first and create world-class coaching centred across the wants of the coed and trade,”  enthused Jacka.

Montes, who heads up the CPUT group acknowledged the laborious work of the earlier CPUT Erasmus + group members, Prof Edward Snyders, Douglas Dyers, Vanisha Harry, Dr Derek Lambert, Captain Natasha Fowkes.

Reflecting on the venture, Montes stated: “The venture has contributed to enhancing the standard of upper schooling and enhancing its relevance for pupil employability.” She stated the programme has contributed to the extent of competencies and expertise of scholars by way of the switch of greatest practices in curriculum analysis, pedagogical processes, amenities and assets. 

Montes stated the funding obtained assisted in rising the capacities of South African companions to modernise their larger schooling methods to the good thing about the scholars with the minimal required expertise for the coaching of seafarers within the type of upgraded simulators and laptop tools.