Published: Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Mike Fulton

Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIA) will deliver a two-day training to the staff of 14 marinas in Malaysia. This course is endorsed by Global Marina Institute (GMI) and will run from 25 to 26 June at the Royal Selangor Yacht Club in Selangor, Malaysia.

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The course, entitled Marinas 202, is part of an integrated career pathway for marina industries in the region. It comprises a mix of classroom and practical components, including marina site inspections. Participants include 24 people from marinas across Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.

Mia Holds Marina Training In Malaysia

Commenting on the event, MIA president Andrew Chapman, said: “While there is growing impetus for the development of marinas, it is critical that this is done hand-in-hand with the development of industry skills. Successful marina investments need to be underpinned by suitably-trained and qualified personal to maintain, manage and sustain those investments.”

GMI chairman Mick Bettesworth said the expansion of GMI-endorsed courses across Asia is another sign of the growth of the marina industry in the region. “GMI provides an important quality control mechanism to support the delivery of globally-consistent industry standards and practices. This ultimately benefits the boat users at marinas and ensures a more sustainable marina industry”.

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Andrew Fenwick, a certified marina manager from Fenwicks Marina near Sydney, is the lead lecturer at Marinas 202.  Francis Olsen, from the Marina at Keppel Bay in Singapore, is also lecturing at the course.

GMI was formed in 2011 as a partnership between British Marine Federation and Marina Industries Association to deliver global marina training and certification with the aim of maintaining and increasing standards in marinas across the world.