More than 1,000 students are now enrolled at the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), with plans to increase that number to 3,000 in the near future, to provide personnel to work in the maritime industry.
Minister of Transport and Works, Hon. Mike Henry made the disclosure during his presentation in the 2011/12 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on May 4.
Mr. Henry noted that the proposed increase in the number of students is based on the volume of high end job opportunities in existence globally.
“We have an agreement with Singapore to place 1,000 students as we graduate them. Of note is that mostly all the graduates from the institution have secured jobs in very lucrative positions, including the very rewarding yachting industry,” the Transport Minister said.
The CMI offers certificate, diploma and degree courses in a range of disciplines, including: Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Port Management; Cruise Shipping and Marine Tourism; Security Administration and Management; and Integrated Engineering.
It is the regional Centre of Excellence in maritime training, research and consultancy. It is also the first approved maritime and training institution in the region to be certified ISO 9001:2008.
For more information, persons may contact the CMI at 924-8150 or 924-8175-6 or visit their website at: www.cmi.edu.jm.
By LATONYA LINTON, JIS Reporter