Bahri provides at-sea training for KAU students
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Bahri has announced the signing of an agreement with King Abdulaziz University (KAU) to provide training opportunities to KAU’s Marine Sciences graduates on board its vessels.
Bahri will offer intensive practical training for students undergoing Marine Navigation and Engineering programs at KAU as part of its ‘Bahri Society’ initiative.
The ‘Bahri Society’ initiative aims to support local talent and develop a pool of highly qualified individuals that will build a prosperous future for the Kingdom and contribute to economic and social development through their skills and expertise.
Under the terms of the agreement, Bahri will take KAU Marine Sciences students aboard its vessels, allowing the cadets to carry out their ‘sea time’ and any other tasks or projects which they are required to complete as part of their study program.
As part of this sponsorship agreement, Bahri will absorb the costs involved for each cadet that undergoes training on board its vessels. These costs will include airfare, visa, monthly salary and food allowance.
Bahri's senior maritime officers will assess the trainees based on the procedures applied by the company, thus contributing to the enhancement of training outcomes.
The program, which includes 60 cadets in this year's edition, will involve practical maritime services training on board Bahri’s commercial vessels, where the student is trained in two phases for six months each.
Upon completion of the practical training, the student returns to the Faculty of Marine Sciences to complete the curriculum to obtain their Certificate of Graduation based on their specialization (Navigation or Marine Engineering).
“As one of the leading companies in transportation and logistics, Bahri is committed to recruiting and training the best marine officers and engineers in the world and facilitating the continuous development of our human resources,” said Ali A. Al-Harbi, acting CEO, Bahri.
Abdulaziz Sabri, acting president, Bahri Ship Management, said that the aim of the program is to develop the skills of young cadres and enhance their talents within a well-designed scientific framework that will help drive the growth of the marine sector at both the local and international levels. Sabri pointed out that, upon graduation, the students will get the chance to work at Bahri and secure their career.
Last year's Marine Training Program included 29 students from King Abdulaziz University and 27 students from Saudi Aramco, working in the Department of Docks and Maritime Management.