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…

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.

Certificates and Documents for Merchant Ships

Certificates and Documents for Merchant Ships

  Ships must carry various certificates and documents on board to operate legally and to trade freely both nationally and internationally. The maritime industry commonly uses the terms “certificates” and “documents” interchangeably....