Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 13:37
CINEC unveils ship-shaped training facility on campus
M. V. CINEC MARINER, the first ever ship-in campus training facility in Sri Lanka, was unveiled within the breath-taking campus premises of CINEC, Malabe. This state-of-the-art training facility was declared open by Capt. Hemraj Shetty, Director, Fleet Personnel - Seaspan Ship Management Ltd.
The event was attended by several distinguished guests - Mr. Ajith Senaviratne – Director General of Merchant Shipping, Mr. Leslie Hemachandra – IMO Consultant, Admiral Jayanath Colombage – Chairman of Nautical Institute, Capt. Ravi Jayarathne – Representative, Company of Master Mariners Sri Lanka, Mr. Asoka Kuruppu – Chairman of Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (ImarEST), Mr. Sunil Jayasuriya – President, Society of Chief Engineers Marine (SOCEM), Mr. Saman Kumarasinghe – Secretary, SOCEM, Capt. Nish Wijayakulathilaka - Secretary, Nautical Institute, Capt. Ajith Peiris – President of CINEC & Group Managing Director of The Ceyline Group, Prof. (Capt) Nalaka Jayakody - Vice President of CINEC, along with the management & staff of CINEC.
‘We are very delighted to be the first in building a ship-like ultra-modern training facility on campus and this initiative goes on to speak of our commitment to provide excellent service throughout, offering an experience to everyone who walks through our doors,’ said Capt. Ajith Peiris – President of CINEC & Group Managing Director of The Ceyline Group.
Further he stated that ‘CINEC will continue to uphold the tradition and provide the best education and training facilities as it has done for the past 25 years.’ The M. V. CINEC MARINER was designed and built by CINEC's very own staff with so much of hard work, dedication and passion.
With this new facility, it further assures that CINEC not only offers extensive, specialized programmes and training, but also provides a much deserved environment where students can identify career goals and chart their long-term career path. It also gives the attendees new tools to 'sharpen the saw' in their daily work environment and ongoing opportunities for career development.
As the demand for a workforce with high skills continues to grow, the high level training curriculum offered by CINEC provides students with an ongoing mechanism to enhance their skills and knowledge, which leads to mastering their jobs and added professional development; with the ultimate result being better productivity in the workplace.
Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College (CINEC) established in 1989 is Sri Lanka’s largest maritime education and training facility. Over 14,000 students have followed CINEC courses to date and new recruits annually follow over 175 educational and training programs. The Maritime Campus is accredited by many international quality management systems and continues to uplift standards by investing heavily in competitive infrastructure, facilities, equipment and human resources to deliver and cater to the increasing number of students.