Addis Ababa(WIC) - The Ethiopian Maritime Training Institute Share Company (EMTISC) recently graduated its second batch 24 Ethiopian marine engineering officers at a grand ceremony held in Israel.
Board Chairman of EMTIS.C, Ambachew Abraha, told WIC that the graduates were provided with intensive academic and practical training during their study time here at Bahir Dar University.
He said the cadets received additional training for six months at Maritime Education and Training Administration-an Israel based company.
The officers were also equipped with the necessary skills and ethics that make them fit to work on international shipping companies, so that they will be provided career employment with international ship-owners.
Ambachew said the institute is creating job opportunity for young Ethiopian engineers at international level as well as it will generate significant amount of foreign currency to the country.
EMTIS.C is a private company established to train Ethiopian engineers to obtain careers as marine officers and provide career placement with world-renowned commercial vessel operators.
Currently the company is based in Ethiopia at Bahir Dar University and operates as an elite and selective program, he said, adding it will continue developing academies at four leading universities in Ethiopia to train over 10,000 Ethiopian marine engineering officers in the coming years.
Ambachew said ESL is working to transform the institute into a world class institution within the next four years. EMTIS.C was established a year ago jointly by Ethiopian Shipping Lines (ESL) and YCF.