ABOUT THE MARINE SKILLS CENTRE
The Marine Skills Centre is at the forefront of making sure those employees, apprentices and future workers have the skills levels to compete in this highly-competitive global industry.
With 1,000 sq.m at the centre itself and thousands more across two further sites in Southampton, the centre’s specialist range of bespoke training solutions and facilities is unequaled in the region and plays a key role in the development of the UK’s marine industry.
Committed to meeting the present and future training needs of the industry, continual investment has ensured that the Marine Skills Centre resource is at the forefront of the industry with more than £36m being spent on the redevelopment programme, equipment and facilities since 2009.
Student success rates are at a high standard - the college was classed as “outstanding” by the Government’s Framework for Excellence 2008. Training is delivered by experts who have years of experience of working in the industry, who are complemented by young blood brought in from the industry, adding fresh thinking and ideas.
Training covers skills from across the industry from boat building to marine engineering, marine design to composites skills and computer studies, book keeping and leadership and management, meaning a wide range of businesses can send their employees to be upskilled, apprentices can be given expert tuition and support with progression to university and those entering the marine industry learn with the best equipment and facilities available and from the best teachers.
The centre works closely with marine companies across the south when developing training to ensure it is at the cutting edge of the industry and providing employers with the relevant training required for their employees’ skills to be ahead with the quickening pace of technological change.