Kazakhstan Chamber of Commerce in the USA


Full steam ahead for academy’s first graduates

Posted on September 17, 2016 by KazCham


The inaugural graduation ceremony at the Kazakhstan Maritime Academy in Almaty launched the professional seafaring careers of 15 cadets.

The cohort is the first to complete the four-year Bachelor of Science degree course at the academy, which opened with support from Chevron in 2012. Some of the graduating cadets gained practical experience during internships with Chevron Shipping Company (CSC).

The academy was established to support increasing offshore oil and gas developments and generate employment opportunities outside of the traditional oil and gas sector. It was founded by Chevron’s Kazakhstan joint venture Tengizchevroil (TCO) under the auspices of the Kazakh-British Technical University, and partnered with Netherlands-based international maritime educational conglomerate STC-Group.

In addition to formal education, cadets must complete a prescribed amount of sea time in order to become licensed professional mariners. CSC provided technical expertise and internship opportunities on its state-of-the-art vessels.

The academy features the most advanced integrated navigation and engineering simulation equipment, similar to that used by CSC to train and develop mariners across our global operations. Students complete a comprehensive and stimulating academic program, delivered in English.

Araylym Bekova, marine engineering graduate (pictured below center), said: “It’s a big responsibility to be the first graduates of the Kazakhstan Maritime Academy. At the same time, it’s an honor to represent Kazakhstan in the international fleet. I’d like to express my gratitude to all teachers, project managers and sponsors for believing in us, motivating us and making our first class a success.”

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