Maritime Youth Day 2015
Co-organised with the Singapore Maritime Academy (Singapore Polytechnic), the Maritime Youth Day was a full-day event held on 8 June 2015, Monday. The Maritime Youth Day is an initiative to raise awareness about maritime education and to encourage youth to pursue maritime careers. The event aims to encourage adventure-seeking Secondary School Scouts students to consider maritime education and careers in Polytechnics and Universities. This year, Scouts from various Secondary schools were invited for a day at Pulau Hantu and a dinner reception at Singapore Polytechnic – The Hall.
Two MaritimeONE scholars were also invited to the event to share about the maritime industry, their personal experiences and scholarships opportunities to the young Scouts.
About the Organizer
Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF)
The Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) was established on 27 January 2004 to facilitate dialogue and cooperation among maritime stakeholders from the public and private sectors. As the bridge between the public and private sectors, SMF aims to provide the industry with a clear and representative voice, and spearhead projects to boost its development.
SMF also organises and participates in a host of maritime events to strengthen the Maritime Singapore brand. To date, SMF has significantly benefitted from strong support from all sectors of the industry which has enabled the organisation to reach out directly to the community for new areas of work to improve the current maritime ecosystem.
Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA)
The Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA) was formed in 2000 as a result of the merger of the Maritime Technology and Transportation Department of the Singapore Polytechnic and the National Maritime Academy (NMA) of the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore. Since then, SMA has been making waves in the three areas of maritime education and training – navigation, marine engineering, and maritime transportation management, and is now at the forefront of maritime education and training with a focus on the international development of youth. The academy has about 915 full-time students and over 1100 students in its CoC (Certificate of Competency) and short course programmes. The faculty of over 60 teaching staff are highly qualified and were ships’ captains or chief engineers, with most holding graduate degrees in specialized fields and engaged in consultancy and joint projects including research.