中新国际十周年 – 专注为船东提供优质课程，满足航运业培训需求
2021 年 11 月 11 日是中新（南通）国际海事培训中心历史上的一个重要里程碑，这一天，由新加坡海员联合会、江苏航运学院（前南通航运学院）以及新加坡森海海事共同建立的中新国际10岁了！
11 Nov 2021 is a significant milestone in the history of the Singapore (Nantong) International Maritime Institute (SNIMI) as it marks our 10th Anniversary since we were established through the partnership of the Singapore Organisation of Seamen, the Jiangsu Shipping College (then Nantong Shipping College) and Singhai Marine Services Singapore in 2011.
Despite challenges, the past 10 years have been a fruitful and successful journey for SNIMI in many ways. In this short span of time, SNIMI has established itself as a premier and professional maritime training institute. As one of the best maritime training institutes of its class, we provide realistic training to equip officers, cadets and ratings with the required competencies to perform their tasks more effectively and efficiently on board ships.
We have grown in strength and capability, and garnered many accolades in the past 10 years. From offering just 3 training courses when we started, SNIMI now offers 8 categories of training programme, ranging from Maritime Enhancement Training Programme (METP), Marine Engineering Training Programme, Nautical Training Programme, Ratings Training Programme, Maritime English Training Programme, Management Training Programme, MLC Training Programme to Hospitality Training Programme. 2011年我们只有4名教职员工，如今已建立了拥有50多名国内外教职员工的人才队伍。在过去的十年里，中新国际开办了900多期培训课程，培训学员超过1.5万人。
With just 4 teaching staff in 2011, SNIMI has built up a human capital pool of more than 50 domestic and international teaching staff to date. Our teaching staff has conducted more than 900 training courses for the institute catering to more than 15,000 participants in the past 10 years.
The maritime industry is a global industry and internationalization of maritime training is one key plank of SNIMI’s success. Leveraging on the standing and sound international reputation of the Singapore Organisation of Seamen and Singhai Marine Services Singapore, SNIMI has consistently strived, and succeeded, to promote the internationalization of Jiangsu Shipping College through collaboration with many overseas training centres, schools and institutes such as the Malaysian Maritime Academy, Singapore Institute of Technology Education, Myanmar Mercantile Maritime College, Myanmar Excellence Maritime Training Center and Sri Lanka Seaman Training Center.
We manage the institute based on established international management approach, best practices and an innovative training pedagogy. Our institute-overseas enterprises collaborating model achieved the national-level China Education Achievement First Class Award, garnering recognition, accolades and publicity for Jiangsu Shipping College and SNIMI. Just 3 years after our inception on 29 Oct 2014, SNIMI became the first maritime training service provider to obtain the Jiangsu Maritime Safety Administration's course certification for Bridge Resource Management (IMO Model Course 1.39) and Electronic Chart Display Information System (IMO Model Course 1.27) based on IMO model course framework. Our effort and achievement has gained recognition by both players and regulators of the shipping industry. SNIMI is the China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA)’s recognized training institute in China and we are determined to provide full spectrum of quality maritime education and training with the main trust of enhancing and further strengthening seafarers’ core competitiveness in the international shipping industry.
SNIMI’s training philosophy since its incorporation 10 years ago remains unchanged. First and foremost, we are guided by customer needs foreseeing and providing innovative and courses effectively and efficiently. We also align closely with industry work practices and provide high-quality value-added maritime training courses. Drawing on the design of the International Maritime Organization Model Course, our curriculum emphasizes practical and practical teaching characteristics and are designed to meet the requirements of the seafarers training needs and relevant international conventions. Our ironic courses that differentiate us from other institutions include our Maritime Enhancement Training Programme (METP) for cadets, deck officers and marine engineers, Hospitality training for hotel personnel for cruise liners as well as our SEACARE Quality Ratings and Cooks Training (SQRT/SQCT) Programme. Specifically, our Maritime Enhancement Training Programme (METP) is designed to prepare both deck and engine cadets prior to them joining ships. The METP for cadets comprehensively covers essential components that cadets should be competent with in order to increase their chance of being successfully selected by international shipping companies as well as shorten the period they take to adjust to their new working environment on board ship. The value of our METP for cadets had been recognized and warmly welcomed by the shipping community. More and more shipping companies are approaching SNIMI to conduct the METP for their cadets.
Despite the many challenges we faced in the last 10 years, SNIMI has managed to successfully navigate the many storms we experienced in the past 10 years and emerged stronger and ready for the future. The most recent and still ongoing storm is the global turbulence brought about by the Covid 19 pandemic that has severely disrupted our training programme. During such crises, the vital ingredient for our success in the past 10 years is undoubtedly the belief of our shareholders that SNIMI had done well and will continue to have a bright future in the maritime training industry despite current challenges and difficulties. Our shareholders and Board of Directors had not only given their support totally but also steered us purposefully with their clear vision. Finally, and equally importantly, the hard work and commitment of our dedicated staff had contributed to the success we enjoy today.
As we recollect our achievements in the past 10 years, we should turn our attention to the next 10 years as well. Looking ahead, SNIMI is committed to channeling our energies to propel the continuous growth of SNIMI by continuing to design and provide relevant training programme to meet the training needs of our partners in a timely fashion as well as foresee emerging trends in the shipping industry and the attendant training needs arising from such emerging trends. In the immediate future, we see the shipping industry trending towards digitalization and decarbonization and will design training needs to assist the shipping industry towards higher level of digitalization and decarbonization.
On this bright and blissful day of 11 Nov 2021, we take this opportunity to wish SNIMI a Happy 10th Anniversary. We extend our sincere appreciation to the shipping companies for their kind supports all these years and congratulate all who had walked the journey and labored with us in the last 10 years. Your support and contribution have been instrumental for our present pride of place in the maritime training industry and the overall success of SNIMI. With your continued support and dedication, SNIMI will continue our journey of success in the next 10 years.