The Seacare Quality Ratings Training (SQRT) and Seacare Quality Cooks Training (SQCT) courses offered by Singapore (Nantong) International Maritime Institute (SNIMI) are among the choice courses for seafarers looking to enhance their language proficiency and seafaring skills. The courses aim to upskill candidates to meet the professional needs of the maritime industry.
The Seacare Quality Cooks Training Programme (SQCT) familiarises trainees with the daily operations of the galley and job functions onboard vessels. As part of the programme requirement, trainees must also show competency in Maritime English and personal grooming, which comprises behaviour and work attitude, personal hygiene and interview tips.
With the ratification of the MLC 2006, shipping companies are required to meet the minimum standards in Food and Catering, among other aspects of seafaring. To equip seafarers with the competency and versatility that comply with MLC’s requirement for ship’s cooks, SOS has, through Seacare Thrift Pte Ltd, created the Certified Cooks Training Programme, a curriculum that is recognised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
Maritime Apprenticeship Scheme is the initiative from the tripartite collaboration of SOS, Employment and Employability Institute (e2i), Workforce Singapore (WSG) and Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) in support of the government’s call to build up a Singapore Core of workers in the Maritime Industry.