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Maritiem Instituut 'Mercator'
This institute is the successor of the institute underneath
Provinciaal Maritiem Instituut (PMI), more

Previous name: Provinciaal Maritiem Instituut (PMI), more

Thesaurus terms (3) : Commercial fisheries; Dredging; Shipping
Mercatorlaan 15
8400 Oostende

Tel.: +32-(0)59-70 40 19
Fax: +32-(0)59-51 38 71
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Type: Education

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  • Maritiem Instituut 'Mercator'; Campus Oostende, more

The Maritiem Instituut Mercator accepts all youngsters of both sexes who have just finished primary school or who are in secondary school but want to change their studies and broaden their horizons. In first grade (technical TSO and professional BSO) the lessons prepare the pupils for all second and third grades. They get a taste of typical nautical and navigational subjects. The second grade technical offers navigational studies which comprise all the nautical and navigational subjects and engineering studies which are more geared towards working with heavy marine diesel engines. In the second grade professional (BSO) there is a mixture of navigational studies and engineering studies. When you get into the third grade you will get workexperience through a work placement in the maritime sector. You get the chance to train your skills on board of a working vessel. You will either learn to navigate and steer the vessel or you will be practising in the enormous enginerooms. Students who leave Mercator with a diploma in hand will immediately and without any doubt obtain a steady job and a very handsome salary. Our students are spoilt for choice because they can find employment in the dredgingcompanies, the tug services, the merchant navy, fisheries, ports and harbours, the Belgian navy, the port authority agency, shipyards, off shore installations, etc.

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  • HAROkit: Identificatiekit Haaien en Roggensoorten, more

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