MERCMARINE Training (MSTI) has successfully run a series of courses for the Airline Cabin Crew Diploma conducted by the International Airline and Aviation College (IAAC). The real-life practical training programmes include Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting and Personal Survival Techniques.
The aviation industry is a fast-growing sector undergoing rapid changes worldwide alongside the hospitality industry. Understanding the need for highly-trained manpower in the aviation sector, IAAC chose MSTI for its capability in being able to provide comprehensive practical training. IAAC, one of South Asia’s top authorised training centres, currently represents 240 airlines worldwide, with qualifications recognised by 84 per cent of scheduled airline traffic.
The Diploma in International Airline Cabin Crew includes rigorous practical training essential for employment in the industry; therefore, through MSTI training facilities, IAAC was able to offer a world-class training programme for students. With its state-of-the art facilities, MERCMARINE is equipped to conduct training courses for a variety of academic programmes including the fields of aviation and maritime. The MSTI residential waterside training centre in Galle provides hands-on experience for trainees while the MSTI city campus in Colombo facilitates certification and competency programmes providing the necessary skill and knowledge through theory.
“At MERCMARINE we elect and train students, keeping in mind that practical training is essential, as students need to respond to real-life situations,” said Lalindra Fernando, business development manager. “Our facilities have been built with the objective of ensuring each student obtains the opportunity to engage in hands-on training.”
MERCMARINE Training specialises in the training and development of Sri Lankan youth in the maritime industry. The training arm has obtained the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certifications from DNV and also operates as a City and Guilds (UK) approved training centre for its catering and housekeeping-related training programmes. All maritime courses offered are approved by the Director General’s Office of Merchant Shipping (DGMS) – Ministry of Ports and Highways of Sri Lanka, which is the government-appointed single authority for all maritime-related training in the country.