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TESTIMONIALS - Leevon's Success Story


LIAM was born with salt in his blood, as he comes from a family with a long maritime history. His grandfather, father and uncle being heavily involved in the global maritime industry.

At 16 years old, he represents the 'Next Generation' of maritime personnel we are currently training to lead our industry into the 21st Century.

The SRDC with the kind support of our stakeholders firmly believes in encouraging our young adults, having successfully organized several MentorSHIP programmes for persons between the ages of 15-17 years.

Today, Liam proudly wears our uniform around the shipyard during his weekends, while learning to repair ocean-going ships (under supervision) while still attending regular school during the week.

LEEVON formerly worked at Atlantic LNG export terminal, located in south-western, Trinidad and Tobago, very near to where he had grown-up. Unfortunately, due to a severe curtailment in the feed stock supply of natural gas to the 15 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) LNG plant, he was made redundant.

Nevertheless, Leevon persevered and came across the SRDC on their LinkedIn social media platform. He decided to make a telephone call and this was soon followed by an interview process. A paid internSHIP period was suggested and he gladly agreed.

Today, Leevon is using his NEBOSH training to improve the Occupational Safety and Health systems at Maritime Preservation Limited, a leading shipyard located at the port of Port of Spain. Having learnt high level safety requirements for the LNG sector at his former job site, he recognises that the same level of safety is also demanded in the global shipbuilding & repair industry.

We welcome inquiries from serious-minded persons interested in wanting to learn about employment opportunities and/or a rewarding career in the shipbuilding & repair/ maritime industry. In this regard, we can arrange for you to begin a paid internSHIP.

Start today and learn while being paid to become an active part of our global industry.  Our graduate interns will have the further opportunity to be directly employed at our La Brea Shipyard Port project at Point D'or, Ward of La Brea, presently being established.

Please contact us, using our online JOIN form.  Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!

PRATIKSHA  undertook internSHIPS with the Maritime Services Division, GoRTT and at National Energy during her summertime, while studying at The University of Trinidad and Tobago, Chaguaramas Maritime Campus.

Today, she is a holder of a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Nautical Science/Maritime Operations, Maritime Studies and is actively pursuing her Master of Science (MSc) Operational Maritime Management.

Along with her studies, she is gainfully employed as a Purchasing Officer at a leading shipyard, located in the port of Port-of-Spain. Pratiksha loves her job and says "The opportunity to work in one of the Caribbean's leading shipyards assists my greater understanding of the global maritime industry. It also plays an important part in helping me to take meaning of my academic studies."

ABOVE: S&R interns studying and working at Maritime Preservation Limited, a leading maritime company located at the port of Port of Spain, Trinidad.

TESTIMONIALS - Daniel's Success Story

DANIEL was patiently awaiting his final examination results from The University of the West Indies at St. Augustine where he studied for his BSc. Mechanical Engineering degree. He heard of the SRDC through a friend and decided to send his Resume for our consideration.

An interview was scheduled where his school certificates and recommendations was carefully reviewed. It was July/August summer holiday period and the SRDC recommended that he undergo an internSHIP at one of our S&R stakeholder shipyards.

After a brief 4-week period, his dedication and ability to carefully use his hands and not being afraid of "grease," was quickly recognized by both his supervisor and the shipyard owner. Today, Daniel is still very passionate about his first job and says "I learn many new things, related to my love of engineering. Recently, I also enrolled in part-time classes to become NEBOSH certified, as this will greatly assist my maritime career."

TESTIMONIALS - pratiksha's Success Story

Trinidad and Tobago                        

Shipbuilding & Repair Maritime Cluster

    Tel: +1(868) 325-6282 or 775-1414       Post Office Box 2853,

chaguaramas, trinidad & tobago, west-indies.