Maritime Skills Academy and Ventus join forces

Ventus Workboats is delighted to announce the Maritime Skills Academy (MSA) in Dover as its preferred training partner. Directors of the two companies met at Seawork 2018 in Southampton and discovered an alignment of goals and a shared passion for high standards that naturally led on to partnership discussions. The brand new collaboration was agreed following the show.

Mark Jaenicke, performance and training director at the MSA, commented:

“Working with Matt and the team at Ventus we can really get the word out locally and to industry partners that an organisation like the Maritime Skills Academy is here, ideally located on the Kent coast, supporting the maritime training needs of the southeast region and its booming offshore wind operations.”

Part of the Viking Maritime Group, the MSA provides vital training for the maritime industry through an extensive portfolio of MCA-accredited STCW courses, refresher training, professional development  and soon GWO-accredited courses too. The Academy, launched in 2016, delivers over 200 courses to some 5000 delegates annually. Plans for 2018 include a brand refresh and the launch of an online course and accommodation booking tool.

Matt Lane, owner director of Ventus Workboats, added:

“It’s great for Ventus to be aligned with one of the most professional training organisations that I have come across. Add to that the fact that here we have two Kent-based businesses supporting each other with local presence and awareness. Together we can keep training courses relevant by feeding in real-life scenarios, methods and technique on an ongoing basis. It’s a formula that works for all involved.”