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MITAGS Travels to American Pilots Association Convention in South Carolina

Left to Right: Capt. Jon Kjaerulff, MITAGS Director of Business Development, Capt. Bob Becker, MITAGS Business Development Consultant, Noah Collins, Wartsila Sales Manager Transas, North America. The MITAGS Business Development Team recently travelled to Charleston, South Carolina to participate in the American Pilots Association Biennial Convention. Nearly 200 pilots from all over the United States […]

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MITAGS Celebrates 50 Years

In 2022, MITAGS reached the significant milestone of 50 years in operation as the leading training facility for maritime simulation and mariner license advancement. We took a moment of gratitude to look back at how we have grown as an organization, and we are humbled to think how so many of you have been a […]

MITAGS Receives FY22 Grant Award From Maryland Energy Administration

MITAGS is honored to announce it has been awarded a Fiscal Year (FY) 22 grant by the Maryland Energy Administration under their Maryland Offshore Wind Workforce Training Grant Program, alongside several other Maryland-based contractors, schools, and businesses. With the awarding of these workforce training grants, the goal of the MEA is to position Maryland businesses […]

WorkBoat: “A Strong Safety Culture Will Prevent Most Vessel Accidents”

As quoted in a recent WorkBoat Magazine article written by Michael Crowley: “Most workboat accidents are preventable. Not willing to replace old equipment, an unwillingness to acknowledge that, yes, boats deteriorate and its crew might not always be paying attention to what’s happening around them or know what to do when an incident takes place, […]

MITAGS Alum, Captain Kate McCue in the News!

MITAGS Alum, Captain Kate McCue continues to make big waves, pun intended, in the maritime and cruise industries! Captain McCue is the first American female captain of a mega cruise ship, making history in 2015 when she became captain of the Celebrity Edge at the age of 37 years old. She is also the first […]

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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 […]