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ICS HOLDS OPEN INFO NIGHT IN VANCOUVER AND MONTREAL
Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The Canada Branch held an open info night in Montreal on
September 27th 2017. This was part of a global effort by the
Institute to reach out to prospective students and included events
in over 20 locations in North America, Europe, the Middle East,
Africa and Asia. A total of eight people attended the Montreal
session including staff from major bulk operators and with
backgrounds as varied as market research, maritime law and marine
The evening began with a presentation on the Institute and the
Canada Branch's background and activities. Students were then shown
the a video entitled "Why Study with the Institute?". This was
followed by a detailed discussion of the types of qualifications
and the methods of study offered and addressed various issues such
as cost, duration, resources and support. Students were also guided
through the Institute website, shown samples of textbooks and
past exams and given "Studying with the Institute"
brochures. The newly launched WISTA-ICS scholarships for
members of the WISTA (Women's International Shipping & Trading
Association) was also mentioned!
The Canada Branch in Montreal wishes to thank the Shipping
Federation of Canada for hosting this event in their boardroom. For
those who would have liked to attend but missed it, please look out
for the next one - the Institute tries to hold these open info
nights twice a year. Meantime, prospective students are encouraged
to contact the Canada Branch should they have any questions.
The Canada branch in Vancouver participated in another
successful global open night as well on September 26th, 2017. Four
prospective students attended this event from UBC (University of
British Columbia) from programs such as Supply Chain Management
Studies, Freight Forwarding and Marine Engineering. The event was
well received and the participants appreciated again the
opportunity to learn more about the Institute, specifically how
they can benefit and ask any questions about professions within the
shipping industry and the maritime field as a whole. We are pleased
to share feedback from a participant:
"I just wanted to thank you again for a lovely evening at
the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers tonight. I definitely
learned a lot and am even more excited by the prospect of working
in the shipping industry.
I recall you mentioning a few events coming up in November.
As I said, I'm very interested in attending and would love to open
the opportunity to other students in the Supply Chain Management
Club as well."
From the participants, one person is expected to sign up for the
May exams in 2018. The event has also opened up the opportunity to
reach out to more students at the University of British Columbia.
The Canada Branch is grateful for the opportunity to participate
in the Institute Global Open Day and looks forward to holding
similar events for potential students as well members in the
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