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Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and BIMCO announce initiative to improve access to quality education
Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Joint project will see Institute students access BIMCO's
eLearning courses in preparation for their exams
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (The Institute) and BIMCO
are pleased to announce the start of a new venture combining
BIMCO's state of the art eLearning courses and the Institute's
global engagement with students.
This is a major boost for young people in the industry, giving
them greater access to quality education and improved standards in
maritime centres across the globe.
A test group of The Institute's students, in mainly developing
countries and covering a wide range of shipping centres across the
globe, will be able to use BIMCO's eLearning courses in preparation
for Institute exams.
Angus Frew, Secretary General & CEO of BIMCO said:
"BIMCO is proud to support the work of The Institute by
providing our eLearning expertise to their students. The Institute
provides a vital role in helping develop the next generation of
shipping professionals and reinforcing professional standards in
the world's leading maritime industry hubs".
Julie Lithgow, Director of the Institute of Chartered
"BIMCO's commitment to supporting education is shown by the
quality and pertinence of the courses they offer. Having BIMCO's
eLearning expertise on board is a great way of finding new ways to
ensure that any shipping professional in the world can improve
their knowledge and gain qualifications, irrespective of
The first group of students to access the courses, starting this
week, are from Aberdeen, Accra, Cape Town, Durban, Lagos, Limassol,
London, Mombasa, Paris, Shanghai, Singapore, Stavanger, Sydney and
The strategy is to open the opportunity to all the Institute's
students by the autumn of 2017 and other joint training activities
are also being considered.
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