In 2019, Marine Recruiting Agency LLC (MRA) trained 1,957 specialists under the programmes of basic and advanced professional education, 2.6% more than in the previous year.
All in all, 1,564 people completed the programmes of basic professional training (+2.3%) including 805 people who obtained new professions and 684 people who underwent retraining and upgraded their qualification.
Among the most popular were “slingsman” and “dock engineer” courses selected by 279 and 273 people accordingly. The “mooring man” course was completed by 196 people. In high demand were also the following professions: loader operator, crane operator, wagon dumper operator, bunkering specialist, ship loader operator, scraper operator, reach-stacker operator, container truck and marine tractor drivers.
In the reporting period, 75 students of Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping, Sea Technical College and Saint-Petersburg Sea Fishing College were traditionally trained by MRA as tallymen and slingsmen.
In 2019, Marine Recruiting Agency LLC (MRA) offered new service to educational institutions focused on port activities. It arranged additional professional training for teachers. Last year, teachers of D.N. Senyavin Marine Technical College had an opportunity to undergo a traineeship and learn about modern technologies of cargo transshipment.
The programmes of additional professional training were selected by 393 trainees, 3.6% more than in 2018. Among the most popular courses were labour safety with the number of trainees having more than doubled to 198.
Last year, the number of distant trainees under basic and additional professional training programmes increased over two-fold to 369 people who used to select mostly labour safety, fire safety basics, mooring man, slingsman and dock worker courses.