Mariner training must be viewed as a continuum starting with structured programs for bringing people into industry, and
Part of a system for ensuring continued level of performance in core competencies (especially in the area of bridge watch standing skills).
STCW encourages structured on-board training programs that have proven superior results.
The principles of mentorship are reasonably simple. The relationship should be mutually beneficial, in that both parties should participate and contribute to one another’s goals and expectations. An openness to change and a willingness to learn are essential.