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“We Needed Maritime Workforce Development Yesterday”

Over the summer, Port of Seattle Commissioner Ryan Calkins and members of his staff spent time at MITAGS’ west coast campus. Recently, Commissioner Calkins shared an article about that visit and the need for maritime workforce development. A need, that MITAGS can help fulfill with its Maritime Apprenticeship Program. Particularly in Washington, there are extreme […]

MITAGS Selected by U.S. Navy for Mission Critical Firefighting and Damage Control Training

MITAGS has been selected by the U.S. Navy to provide mission critical firefighting and damage control training to Navy and Coast Guard sailors stationed in the Seattle, Washington area.  Training standards require that all sailors must be prepared to combat fires or flooding at any time, whether at sea or in port. The Pacific Northwest is the only part of the world where the Navy contracts this type of training to a civilian fire school.

MITAGS-MCC Receive Recognition from AMMV

During the American Merchant Marine Veterans’ Congressional Gold Medal Dinner held at MITAGS-Maritime Conference Center(MCC) earlier this month, MITAGS-MCC and the I.O.M.M.P. received recognition for their support in AMMV’s “Storm the Hill” efforts (2015 & 2017-2019). Throughout these “Storm the Hill” events, MITAGS-MCC  provided rooms, meals, and transportation. It was these “Storm the Hill” efforts […]

MITAGS Recognized as 2021 WRN Ambassador of Excellence!

MITAGS has been recognized by NOAA and the National Weather Service as a 2021 Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassadors of Excellence. A select number of WRN Ambassadors are recognized every year for their significant contributions to building a Weather-Ready Nation. MITAGS’s recognition comes as the organization remains a key Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) partner and WRN […]

Update to Qualified Assessor Requirements – Deadline Extended

The 2010 amendments to the STCW Convention came into force on January 1, 2017.  These amendments were incorporated into regulation as part of the final rule titled “Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, and Changes to National Endorsements” (78 FR 77796).  The […]