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Singapore's MPA launches maritime career portal

Singapore's MPA launches maritime career portal

Singapore:  The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) ceo BG (NS) Tay Lim Heng launched a one-stop job portal, at the quarterly NetworkONE Reception for the maritime community yesterday. The portal, which is an initiative under MaritimeONE (Outreach Network), is designed to support Singapore's rapid growth as an international maritime centre.

It effectively performs the role of an on line job match maker that operates 24/7, promoting maritime careers and education, bringing prospective employers and employees together, and featuring jobs spanning all three maritime sectors: shorebased maritime services, offshore and marine engineering, and seafaring.

 "The launch of this new maritime career portal marries the growing interest among our youth in the maritime sector and the industry's need for quality manpower to fuel the rapid growth of Singapore as an international maritime centre," said Tay. "By leveraging on the internet, the job match-making can be effected around the clock." 

S.S. Teo (pictured), chairman of the MaritimeONE steering committee, said, "We are very heartened by the support of the maritime industry to the various events and initiatives that the MaritimeONE has organised. This portal is yet another avenue for the industry to showcase its wide ranging career opportunities that many may not be aware. We welcome all graduating students from the institutes of higher learning to visit this portal and discover for themselves the many job opportunities in the wide spectrum of the maritime industry."

Over the years, the MPA has worked closely with tertiary institutions to enhance the maritime education and training landscape to support the growth of the maritime sector. Since 2002, 15 new maritime tertiary programmes have been introduced at the diploma, graduate and post graduate levels. The new and pre-existing programmes produce some 900 maritime-ready manpower for the industry each year in support of the growth of the maritime sector which contributes some seven percent to Singapore's GDP.  [14/03/08]