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#NMCIopenDay - The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) is set to open it’s doors to the public for the annual College Open Day on October 22nd. The college located at Ringaskiddy in lower Cork Harbour will be open between 10:00 and 15:00.
The Open Day is for all from transition year students, to leaving certificate students, teachers and parents. The college will welcome members of the public to have an opportunity to tour the state of the art facilities at NMCI, a $100million dollar facility.
Degree courses are on offer at the NMCI. They are a B.Eng. in Marine Electrotechnology, B.Eng. in Marine Engineering or a B.Sc in Nautical Science. So should they peak your interest you will have an opportunity to find out about each of the courses.
A recent study by Drewry estimates the current officer supply to be 610,000, representing a shortfall of 19,000 personnel. This shortfall is forecast to rise to 21,700 by 2018 given that there will be a requirement for an additional 38,500 officers by this time.
As there is a placement element amongst these courses, NMCI have partnered with key industry leaders to give students seagoing time. A number of our industry partners will also be present on October 22nd to discuss employment opportunities with students.
Minister of State for Training and Skills Ciaran Cannon will be on hand to open the latest Careers at Sea Expo in Galway city tomorrow evening (Thursday 1 November 2012).
The event, launched earlier this year by local sailing school Bow Waves, will surely be invaluable to anyone considering a change of career to the marine industry, or even seeking opportunities abroad.
As the school's Barry Conlon said last year, he believes there is a worldwide demand for qualified marine personnel and to help people take advantage of these opportunities by showcasing the range of careers available, and how to gain entry into the field.
The Careers at Sea Expo is at the Pillo Hotel on Headford Road north of the city centre, just before the Kirwan Roundabout. The evening runs from 7pm till 10pm (registration at 6.30pm) and is open to the public, with tickets costing only €10.
To reserve your place at the event contact Caroline or Alan on 091 560 560 or e-mail [email protected]