IMPROVEMENT OF MARITIME EDUCATION and TRAINING QUALITY IN EGYPT TO COMPETE IN INTERNATIONAL LABOR MARKET
The standard of education, training and evaluation has an important role in promoting the quality of seafarer’s
competence. The International convention on standards of training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers (STCW)
together with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) model courses contain the required standard of competence
for seafarers in light of emerging technologies. However studies of maritime accidents statistics show that the human factor
is still the main originator of the problem. Hence there is a need to improve maritime education and training.
This paper discusses the global standard of education, the maritime education systems in Egypt, the barriers and challenges
to be addressed, the current and the proposed feature of the needs of the coming generation.|