MI Academy

Deadline to apply for the Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Camp

31 May 2018 Camana Bay

Dart wants Cayman’s brightest young minds to join them for Mi Academy’s first Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Camp. Designed for 13-15 year olds with an interest in engineering and a desire to learn while having fun; this is an in-depth, hands-on, fun filled introduction to marine engineering and naval architecture.

This unique, week-long opportunity introduces participants to the field of engineering and design. Daily sessions include classroom teaching, hands-on laboratory activities, design-build-test experiences, and a field trip to an engineering related site. The camp’s final afternoon includes a fun competition where students will demonstrate the concepts they have learned. Snacks and lunch will be provided every day. Dart has partnered with the Webb Institute, an undergraduate institution specialising in naval architecture and marine engineering located on the Gold Coast of Long Island to provide this amazing summer experience.

CAREERS IN THE MARITIME INDUSTRY: Cayman has a rich maritime history as a boat building, seafaring nation with a history of serving in the merchant marines in times of peace and of conflict. This is aligned with the Webb Institute’s vision to “provide exceptional young men and women with a contemporary and comprehensive undergraduate education focused on naval architecture and marine engineering, thereby preparing them for prominent careers in the marine industry.” Cayman’s connection to the organised marine industry can trace its origins to 1903 when the port of George Town was established as a British port of registry. Today, Cayman is the most prestigious flag state and world leader in the registration of super yachts. The register also caters to merchant ships, super tankers, container vessels and even submarines. Cayman Maritime, the parent organisation of the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry offers a broad range of career opportunities for our future marine engineers. Surveying and naval architecture takes Cayman’s naval professionals across the globe to many of the world’s most exotic ports of call. The global superyacht market already plays an important role in supporting the Cayman Islands' economy and superyachts are expected to become a key industry in the future.

After this once-in-a-lifetime experience, students will receive a Dart Mi Academy l Webb Institute certificate of completion.


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