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Guide to Maritime Education

There are plenty of reasons to consider a career in the Maritime Industry. The work can be challenging and unconventional compared to more traditional jobs, but it can also be far more exciting. Getting paid to travel all over the world is a dream come true for many people. If you’re interested in a professional […]

Forbes: Why We Desperately Need To Bring Back Vocational Training In Schools

Throughout most of U.S. history, American high school students were routinely taught vocational and job-ready skills along with the three Rs: reading, writing and arithmetic. Indeed readers of a certain age are likely to have fond memories of huddling over wooden workbenches learning a craft such as woodwork or maybe metal work, or any one of the hands-on projects that characterized the once-ubiquitous shop class. But in the 1950s, a different philosophy emerged...

Mariner Health and Wellbeing

There are plenty of reasons to choose a career in the maritime industry. The non-traditional schedule with longer concentrations of work and time off, for instance, can be very appealing to some. A life at sea also allows you to see the world and get paid to do it. While life as a mariner can […]

Doubt Signal by Capt. Jerry Hasselbach

Captain Jerry Hasselbach, Lead NSAP® Assessor and Instructor at MITAGS, has had the ability over the last several years to witness and assess over 1000 NSAP® sessions. During these sessions, Captain Hasselbach has gained more knowledge and lessons learned than he could have originally imagined, leading to what has developed into a presentation on the Doubt Signal.