New to Breakbulk Middle East 2020, those newly employed or considering a career in the breakbulk and project cargo workforce—shippers, carriers, forwarders and others—are encouraged to attend Education Day to learn industry fundamentals from working executives. Participants will also learn what it takes to organize and execute a large project and receive advice from a new entrant to the industry.
Education is essential for career changers and students to close the current talent gap, and crucial to the future of the breakbulk and project cargo industry. Following the morning session on Wednesday, Education Day participants will tour the exhibition floor to meet and interact with some the biggest players in the global project cargo supply chain.
A recent graduate from a local university will describe their entry into the breakbulk industry and provide advice and insights for current students.
About the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT)
The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) is one of the specialized organizations of the Arab League whose member-states are participants in the academy. Since its establishment in 1972, the Academy has been involved in various ﬁelds of education, training, scientiﬁc research and community service.
The Maritime College is considered to be one of the most exclusive colleges of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport that awards specialized certiﬁcates in the ﬁeld of Maritime Transport. Throughout its eminent history, it has been a pioneering college in the ﬁeld of maritime education and training, which culminated in obtaining Quality Certiﬁcate ISO 9001 in September 1999. The infrastructure includes modern simulators, laboratories and other facilities necessary to do research and specialized studies. The College programs are also revised and developed periodically, in order to stay up to date with the latest technologies and regulations in the maritime transport ﬁeld.
On Tuesday 8 January 2019, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, member of the UAE Federal Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah Emirate signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Sharjah government and AASTMT, an Egypt-based specialized organization of the Arab League, to establish AASTMT branch in Khor Fakkan, Sharjah.
His Excellency Professor Ismail Abdel Ghaffar Ismail Farag has signed the MOU on behalf of AASTMT. The new AASTMT branch in Sharjah will qualify graduates specialized in various maritime transport sciences and technologies, in addition to international transport, logistics as well as maritime law. This will offer state-of-the-art specialized educational programs and provide the labor market with calibers in all fields of the maritime industry.
The Maritime College in Sharjah branch offers undergraduate studies in both practical and theoretical topics of Marine Transportation, leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree and certiﬁcates of competency in the following: B.Sc. in Maritime Transport Technology+2nd Mate Certﬁcate of Competency with specializations including: Maritime Technology, Maritime Safety, and Environmental Protection, Offshore Technology, and Shipping and Port Technology. As well as a B.Sc. in Marine Engineering Technology +3rd Engineer Certificate of Competency, and a B.Sc. in Marine Electrical Technology + ETO Certificate of Competency.