Vision

“Steering standards in the right direction”

–         creating professional seafarers

The Marine Training Centre (MTC), Republic of Kiribati, is an internationally recognized maritime vocational training institute (approved by Germanischer Lloyd) offering IMO approved merchant marine training courses.

These courses train young I-Kiribati men for successful employment on overseas vessels and provide a substantial contribution to the national economy.

Courses include 18 month-long deck, engine and catering courses (IDF), 12 months fisher’s training for fishing vessel personnel (FVP), 10 months Basic Steward and Hospitality, ship’s officer courses, upgrading and refresher courses for ratings.

The Centre has its own Seafarer Medical Centre approved by the German Medical SBG authority and complies with European Medical Standards.

All courses are delivered to the highest accreditation level and are designed to produce confident, articulate and competent graduates.