The Republic of Singapore Navy’s (RSN) training pipeline has been accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST).
The accreditation, open to RSN’s Naval Officers, Naval Warfare System Engineers and Experts, and Naval Divers, is to establish a streamlined route for marine engineers and technologists which maps each individual’s professional qualifications against IMarEST membership from Technician to Chartered Status.
“The RSN-IMarEST Streamlined Accreditation Programme offers a platform through which RSN personnel can be recognised externally through established professional standards. The IMarEST titles signify professional recognition and attests to our servicemen knowledge, expertise and experience in a field,” shared COL Yit.
Membership of IMarEST by the newly established streamlined route reduces the paperwork and amount of evidence required to be produced by individuals. It helps to speed up administration of membership and attainment of professional qualifications up to Chartered status. Members have the immediate advantage of access to IMarEST’s virtual library and vast bank of technical information as well as other membership benefits.
“We are delighted to have established this close working relationship with the RSN,” says David Loosley, Chief Executive of IMarEST. “The streamlined route embraces all elements of training, courses, and continuing professional development within a job or role and recognises the high level of training and professional development offered by the RSN. Now each of their officers will benefit from professional recognition, and an ongoing programme of training goals – an important aspect in staff retention.”
The official documentation acknowledges that “The IMarEST recognises that the training offered to Republic of Singapore Navy is amongst the best in the world”. Under the licence authority vested in it by the Engineering Council and its own Royal Charter, and in partnership with the RSN, this Streamlined Route covers all Naval Officers, Naval Warfare System Engineers and Experts, and Naval Divers, so they can apply for Corporate Membership and professional qualifications (e.g. becoming Chartered). The category of professional qualifications is dependent upon their specialisation, level of competence and experience.”