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Simon Earle: 8 Years At METL

CEO Simon Earle celebrated 8 years with METL in August this year. Having been there since the beginning, he said it was rewarding to see how METL had established itself as a key service provider for the industry.

“We’ve been working with a couple host employers for 6 and 7 years now, and they’ve shown great commitment to the training of Australian seafarers, and to working alongside us.” He states that these relationships are testament to skill and professionalism of the METL staff, who work with with the trainees, the employers and the training organisations on a daily basis.

METLs CEO Simon Earle

He cites a achievements of the last 12 months as the registration of the Certificate II Maritime Operations (Linesperson) qualification plus a number of units of competency on METL’s RTO scope. As many employers seek safer, more productive workforces or additional competencies beyond the requirements of legislation, he said it made sense to seek to expand the offering.

When asked about the future, he says, “We need to be looking at the industry more broadly; stevedoring, ports, smaller vessels. We know there are shortages in some areas and I think there’s some work that could be done to promote maritime careers for the next generation.”

Posted in Ahoy at 14 August 18

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