We know that we produce the best trained junior Engineers. Feed back from the companies management and the senior staff of the ships, where our ex-trainees are employed, confirms our belief. There are reasons for this. One of them is unique method of training.
- The trainees have been divided into 5 groups of 8 trainees each.
- For workshop training,in addition to our own well equiped worshop there are five other work centres. e.g.
– Goa shipyard Ltd
– Western India shipyard Ltd
– Mormugao Port trust workshop
– Chowgule shipyard
– Institute of Shipbuilding Technology’s workshop & laboratories.
- The trainees are rotated in each of the above centres for a period of 5 weeks.
- The assignments for each centre have been distributed keeping in mind the best facilities available in each centre.
- There is qualified & experienced dedicated training Instructor accompanying the trainees for each centre, who has been given fixed assignments to be completed by the trainees and each ensures that all the assignments are completed.
- Similarly for afloat training, the trainees in a group of 6 are rotated in each of the following centres.
a) M.V Orissa
b) M.V.Royal Sesa
c) M.V.Vishal Hira
d) Western India shipyard afloat/dry dock
e) Goa shipyard afloat
f) Jindal South West Port Ltd.
g) Adani Marmagoa Port Terminal Ltd.
- First Three vessels are transhippers, with fully manned Engine room, and all main & auxiliary machinery operating all the time. These vessels are used to tranship iron ore to big bulk carriers. The trainees get to actually work on these ships on main and aux: machinery, keep engine room watches, and trace all the pumping systems.
By the end of this practical training they are fully capable of carrying out the maintenance work on the engine room machinery, and also are conversant with watch keeping routine.In the Western India Shipyard the trainees get to learn the repairs and maintenance work carried out on a ship in Dry Dock.In Goa Shipyard Ltd, the trainees get to see new constructions, Engine installation & alignment. Also the ships in various stages of construction where they can see all the internals of the tanks and ship structure.A practical test in given to the trainees at the end of each rotation. Having gone through a thorough practical training in the Engine rooms of three different ships, having different engines, the trainees gain lot of practical knowledge and are competent and confident of handling routine maintenance jobs on the ships from day one of their joining as Jr. Engineer.