Business backs TAFE marine courses
ALL Marine Services owner Allan Robinson has received a certificate of appreciation from the Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE in Cannonvale.
The local business donated an operating marine diesel engine to the marine faculty of the TAFE.
With the new addition, students will now be able to perform servicing, maintenance and running checks on a typical mid-sized turbocharged diesel.
Marine teacher David Stevenson said the donation depicted the close relationship between the marine industry and TAFE.
“With the recent savage funding cuts to education by the Queensland State Government, money is tight and the future of quality marine training in this area is in jeopardy. This engine is a fantastic help and an example of the way TAFE has always worked in with the local community. We appreciate all the great working partnerships we have with local industry such as All Marine Services, True Blue Sailing and the Whitsunday Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) among others,” he said.
Mr Robinson said it was a pleasure to donate something that was going to be used to educate the next generation of skippers and boaties.
The Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE runs full-time marine courses in Elements of Shipboard Safety, Marine Radio, Master Class 5 (Master up to 24m), Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 and 3, and tutorial support to students enrolled at Cairns International Maritime College in Master Class 4 (Master up to 35m).
PROUD MOMENT: Marine student Luke Osborne, marine teachers Paul Catts, David Stevenson and All Marine Services owner Allan Robinson show off the TAFE’s secondhand marine motor.