Amy Beavers Appointed as VP of Maritime Education Standards Council
Maritime Professional Training proudly announced that Amy Beavers, the Academic Principal and VP of Regulatory Compliance at MPT has been appointed Vice President of the Maritime Education Standards Counsel (MESC). The Maritime Education Standards Council is comprised of 30 member schools and companies in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, who are dedicated to providing the highest quality of maritime education to recreational and professional mariners. In joining, MESC school members, have the opportunity to work in the maintaining and improving the quality of maritime education.
“After being involved in maritime education for over 25 years, I couldn’t be more excited and honored to join the board of MESC. This position allows me to blend my knowledge of the marine industry and my passion for maritime education with the great values of MESC, in an effort to ensure the standards of training and certification of mariners and the protection of the marine environment,” said Amy Beavers.
Amy began her professional maritime career in 1986, after a lifetime of personal involvement in the industry through a family of mariners. Amy holds a limited tonnage USCG Masters License. For the last 26 years, she has worked for MPT and has been involved in all aspects of maritime education from teaching, career counseling, and administration to program development and regulatory liaison with the Coast Guard Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) and other Maritime Administrations and governmental agencies. After fifteen years of attending MERPAC as a member of the public in the working groups, Amy was appointed this year to serve on the committee representing maritime educators with MERPAC. In addition to her speaking engagements, she has been published in numerous articles including the monthly Ask Amy crew licensing & certification column in the Dockwalk magazine as well as co-author of the Big Boat Bible.
John Martino, President of the Maritime Education Standards Counsel, stated “I am extremely pleased to have Amy join us on the board of MESC. Amy’s knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and passion for the marine industry, will help our organization move forward and prosper.”
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