Nick Brown, Lloyd's Register Asia's Country & Marine Manager for China recently opened the centre

Training facility for Lloyd's Register Asia

Lloyd's Register Asia has opened its first dedicated marine surveyor training centre in Shanghai, assuring that the Group's global marine team will continue to deliver the high technical standards demanded by the modern maritime industry.

The Maritime Surveyor Training Institute (MSTI) represents more than an US$8 million investment for the organisation in the first five years of operations, during which time 200 newly trained surveyors are expected to graduate from the program.

A key element in that new approach is the appointment of experienced "surveyor-mentors" who will guide the trainees through the one-year program. Each program will feature 20 trainees and two programs will be held each year.

The MSTI's integrated program consists of seven phases, including:
• a general introduction to Lloyd's Register's vision and values, the role of the surveyor and occupational health and safety
• materials and non-destructive testing, focusing on the application of materials rules
• induction into survey: an overview of convention and rule requirements, the classification process from plan approval to ships in operation
• introduction to classification: a closely mentored, on-the-job familiarisation with the application of the classification process
• classroom training in new construction, periodical and statutory surveys (strong emphasis is placed on accessing information for the survey process)
• focused field training led by dedicated mentors (this targets delegate specialisation)
• classroom training: consolidating learning from focused field training (emphasis on project-management and managing client relationships).

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