THE “NATIONAL MARITIME COLLEGE OF IRELAND” IN CORK (IRELAND)
The campus of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) opened in 2004. Its main purpose: bringing together the resources of the CIT and the «Irish Naval Service”, the Irish Navy.
The NMCI (CIT) aims at meeting the needs of the merchant navy in terms of education (secondary school teaching) and vocational training.
It provides courses for the Irish naval forces in the areas which are not part of military training duties.
It also provides specific short training courses to the maritime world, including in sailing and offshore fields.
Customers come from different backgrounds in the maritime world : The Navy, Merchant navy, Offshore, Customs, ports ...
In order to meet their requirements, the National Maritime College of Ireland implements a wide range of fields of expertise: navigation, marine engineering, marine energy, simulators, safety and security, emergency medical aid, fire fighting, and ocean survival.
Financed by the Irish Department of Education, the NMCI will act, in close collaboration with the University of Western Brittany, as the leader in the development of the future platform for distance education.
1993: The Regional and Technical secondary school in Cork, created in 1975, became the Cork Institute of Technology - CIT
2004: The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI), component of CIT, opened.
1400 people, in which 1000 lecturers, work for CIT (35 employees work for NMCI, in which 27 are teachers).
14 000 students, on CIT campus, in which 310 students for NMCI.