Singapore: Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is boosting its number of regional training centres and both China and Southeast Asia are in the mix.
Located in Houston, Antwerp, and Shanghai/Singapore, the training centres will be modelled on the company’s already-existing centre in Fujairah, UAE. Focus will be on training WSS technicians and apprentices in marine safety systems, as well as product and service management to a professional technical level.
Mats Hestman, WSS International Service Manager Safety said: “The shipping industry is going through some tough times and it is important that technicians are well trained to carry out specific tasks in a correct and efficient manner, enabling our customers to save time and money. Enrolling about 300 employees at the new specialist training centres marks the beginning of an expansion programme of our total safety offer. Our main objective remains; ensuring that both our technicians and ultimately our customers can meet ever-growing regulatory demands and work on increasingly complex systems.” [25/09/12]