The primary focus of Sea Safety Training Group (SSTG) is the welfare of the seafarer. It aims to ensure that it plays its parts in producing well-rounded staff at every level from fishermen, to engineers, cadets and Officers, that are able to demonstrate the skill, knowledge and attitude required to competently perform in their job roles across the maritime industry while keeping up with technological advancements aboard vessels.
SSTG’s goal is to work towards making entry routes available at all levels of qualifications and is currently expanding their reach through e-learning and the provision of blended learning platforms through the use of tablets in classroom delivery.
SSTG has the largest number of maritime accreditations in South Africa and provides holistic services to students at each of its three major locations (Cape Town, St Helena Bay and Port Elizabeth) including a combination of transport, accommodation, meals, Career Guidance, Crew Resource Management, Coaching and Life-skills Development.
The SSTG Risk Department provides Consultancy Services where they assist with all queries maritime, including transitional arrangements to STCW-F and most Maritime Law concerns; and Compliance Audits that determine the current state of vessels and provide a comprehensive report to ensure that all aspects of a vessel’s maintenance and safety conform to current legislation.
SSTG maritime training extends beyond the fishing sector and includes comprehensive Merchant Fleet Training for Master Coastal, Deck Officers and Marine Motorman with Officer in Charge of Navigational Watch being launched in 2017 and the Engineering Officer of the Watch course currently awaiting accreditation for a 2018 launch.
SSTG have employed a Specialist Executive Coach and Career Developer to facilitate corporate training and coaching at all levels including baseline skills required for entry level staff to effectively perform their jobs through aspects of leadership, management, problem-solving, interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, professional ethics and the human element.
The goal of this division is to meet with employers, conduct a training needs analysis, recommend the best possible solution – which may not always be training, and then develop the required programme by contextualising and customising the training content and delivery to meet the needs of the Employer.