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GAC and Chevron ink Ireland's largest maritime training contract

GAC and Chevron ink Ireland's largest maritime training contract
GAC Training & Service Solutions (GTSS) will train over 450 officers for Chevron Shipping Company's junior officers corps at the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) under a contract signed today.

The largest ever maritime training contract in Ireland will offer training in basic skills and provide engine room workshop skills for junior engineers at NMCI’s facilities in Cork, with officers attending the course from around the world.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruto, whose governmental department is responsible for NMCI, commented: “Today’s announcement by Irish organisation GTSS that it has won a major training contract with Chevron Shipping Company is a great example of the type of thing we are trying to support. Here is an Irish organisation, winning deals with a major US company, increasing its export sales and ultimately creating jobs in Ireland. I wish both parties every success with this project.”

The signing took place at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC 2014) in Houston, Texas where Conor Mowlds, director of GTSS and Head of the National Maritime College of Ireland added: "This agreement is testament to the high regard in which GTSS’s services are held by one of the world’s foremost shipping companies, and further strengthens the NMCI’s reputation as a world-class institution. We shall work closely with Chevron to deliver first class training for every one of their cadets who will walk through our doors over the course of the next four years.”

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