News from MITAGS
The April, 2021 issue of Professional Mariner magazine includes an article on Pilot selection and training, As a leading provider of simulation and training to Pilots and Pilot organizations, MITAGS is given prominent coverage. MITAGS was one of the first organizations to use simulation as a tool not only to help professional pilots refine their […]
Effective January 1, 2021, Capt. Jonathan (Jon) Kjaerulff has assumed the duties of Director of Business Development at MITAGS. Jon succeeds Capt. Bob Becker, who is retiring this year, but will maintain his association with MITAGS as a consultant. With this new promotion, and as a member of the senior management team at MITAGS, Jon’s mission is to identify customer needs and craft solutions in all the areas where MITAGS operates – not just training, but in customized simulation, research and apprenticeship programs. Jon is also helping MITAGS implement new and exciting training and assessment methodologies, such as Digital Learning, Virtual and Augmented Reality. “This is a very exciting and challenging time to be in the training business,” says Jon. “So many basic concepts about how, where and to whom we provide instruction and assessment have changed in the last few months. Our customers demand quality programs that can be delivered more effectively and efficiently, which respect their employees’ time but also enhance their knowledge and safety skills. As the world changes around us, I look forward to helping MITAGS navigate these new, uncharted waters while maintaining our position as the Leader in Maritime Training and Simulation.”
On May 1, 2020, the National Maritime Center (NMC) will launch a centralized electronic delivery process (via e-mail) for renewal examinations. This change provides mariners the ability to request, complete, and submit renewal examinations by e-mail and will help to maintain the flow of mariner credentials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Paper mailings will still be […]
The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, today joins President Donald J. Trump and congressional leaders in honoring the merchant mariners who served during the Second World War...
Featured in the Jan-Feb 2020 edition of Maritime Executive, and written by MITAGS's Assistant Director of Business Development, Jon Kjaerulff, "Playing the 'What If' Game" discusses the hazards of the real world that lurk around the corner while passengers enjoy their idea of "fun" on a cruise ship.