Developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs and various association and academic leaders who united to revolutionize training for the construction industry. Sharing the common goal of developing a safe and productive workforce, these companies created a standardized training and credentialing programme for the industry. This progressive programme has evolved into curricula for more than 70 craft areas and a complete series of more than 70 assessments offered.
Our workforce development process of accreditation, instructor certification, standardized curriculum, registry, assessment and certification is a key component in the industry’s workforce development efforts. We also drive multiple initiatives to enhance career development and recruitment efforts for the industry
We provide exceptionally produced trainee guides for each programme which features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more!
Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are a vital part of the TTSRMCs Curriculum development process. SMEs are construction and maintenance professionals who have journey-level experience and have experience teaching their trades to others.
One of the places to find a prosperous career as a welder is in the maritime industry. Shipyards and ship repair facilities are plentiful in coastal areas and on major rivers and lake systems. Maritime welding can be done on land or sea and above or underneath the surface of the water. It includes the work on ships, boats, and off-shore oil rigs. It includes the installation and repair of metal structures and components. This curriculum presents the special processes involved in welding aluminum, which is becoming more prevalent in the shipbuilding industry. This curriculum was developed in partnership with the National Maritime Education Council (NMEC).
250,000 jobs. That's not just a number needed to fill the jobs created by workers leaving the building and plant construction industry. It's a number created by men and women leaving jobs in shipbuilding, shipyards, ship repair facilities, and offshore rigs - the Maritime industry. This industry - our industry - is facing a skilled workforce crisis due to an aging workforce and dwindling pool of workers from which to draw.
In partnership with the NMEC (National Maritime Education Council), TTSRMC is developing the first ever standardized and nationally recognized Maritime curricula.
The demand for electricity, which powers almost every aspect of human life, has led to vast job opportunities in the electrical field. Electricians constitute one of the largest construction occupations in the world. The shipbuilding industry also requires electricians to install, maintain, and repair shipboard electrical systems. This curriculum was developed in partnership with the National Maritime Education Council (NMEC).
One of the places to find a prosperous career as a welder is in the maritime industry. Shipyards and ship repair facilities are plentiful in coastal areas and on major rivers and lake systems. Maritime welding can be done on land or sea and above or underneath the surface of the water. It includes the work on ships, boats, and off-shore oil rigs. It includes the installation and repair of metal structures and components. This curriculum was developed in partnership with the National Maritime Education Council (NMEC).
TTSRMC has developed an industry-wide approach to safety through a formal, nationally recognized training program. The Construction Site Safety Training Programme is a widely used safety system employed by contractors and owners who demand more from their on-site supervisors and safety technicians. This comprehensive standardized safety program deals with site-specific hazards and provides unparalleled national recognition.
The program was designed to prepare trainees for the widely recognized safety certifications offered by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, including the Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) and Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC).
This approach includes curriculum, instructor certification and use of the TTSRMC Registry System to track and maintain training records and certifications.
The safety training within TTSRMC’s curricula provides the foundation for change in safety culture, promoting a safety-first philosophy throughout every level of an organization – from new employee to management.
Core is a prerequisite to all other Level 1 craft curriculum. Its modules cover topics such as Basic Safety, Communication Skills and Introduction to Construction Drawings.
Completing this curriculum gives the trainee the basic skills needed to continue education in any craft area he or she chooses.
The mobile crane may be the most powerful piece of equipment in the construction industry. With maximum mast heights of over 400 feet and lift capacities of hundreds of thousands of pounds, mobile cranes are essential in building and maintaining bridges, highways, buildings, pipelines and towers. Mobile crane operation requires physical coordination, stamina, focus and concentration.
TTSRMC offers a three-level curriculum covering topics such as Crane Safety, Load Charts and Emergency Procedures.
In 2010, OSHA updated the crane regulations to include additional training and qualifications for riggers. In response, TTSRMC has restructured and added to its existing curriculum to create a three-level rigger course that meets or exceeds the current requirements found in the OSHA 29 CFR Part 1926 Amendment.
Topics covered in Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Rigger include Rigging Equipment, Basic Principals of Cranes, and Lift Planning.
In 2010, OSHA updated the crane regulations to include additional training and qualifications for signal persons. In response, TTSRMC has enhanced its existing curriculum to create a signal course that meets or exceeds the current requirements found in the OSHA 29 CFR Part 1926.1400 Amendment.
Topics covered in this curriculum include Communication, Basic Principles of Cranes and Crane Safety.
TTSRMC’s Alternative Energy curriculum covers the production and distribution of electricity generated from biomass, biofuel, nuclear, wind, and solar energy sources. In addition to containing the latest information about these generation methods, every module includes interesting and thought-provoking activities about the function and future of alternative energy.
Alternative Energy is endorsed by the Florida Energy Workforce Consortium (FEWC), and this title supports the Florida Department of Education’s Curriculum Frameworks for Energy Technicians, Power Distribution Technicians, and Energy Generation Technicians. In addition, Alternative Energy also supports Tier 3 and Tier 4 of the Energy Competency Model as outlined by the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) and the Employment and Training Administration (ETA).
This module was developed to instruct construction supervisors on sustainable management techniques, especially as they relate to construction-phase LEED points targeted for their projects.
A collaborative effort of the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech, the University of Florida, and Subject Matter Experts from the Top 100 Green Contractors in the United States, this module covers a topic not addressed until now — sustainable construction management for front-line supervisors. This module has been endorsed by GBCI and approved by the US Green Building Council for 20 GBCI general and LEED-specific Continuing Education (CE) Hours for LEED Professionals. Topics covered in Sustainable Construction Supervisor include Project Sustainability, Green Building Materials, and Green Building Methods.
Wilfred is the Chairman & CEO of the Shipbuilding & Repair Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (SRDC) together with its non-profit entity, the T&T Shipbuilding & Repair Maritime Cluster (TTSRMC) since 2008. The TTSRMC started as a diversification initiative of the Ministry of Trade & Industry, Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Wilfred trained in non-ferrous metal Precision Investment Casting (PIC) in Portland, Oregon and in Walla Walla, Washington, United States of America. He has built his own PIC foundry, which today is the first and only one in the Caribbean region. This high precision casting technology is utilised in the maritime, automotive, aerospace and petrochemical industries.
He is also a maritime journalist, having authored and co-authored several articles that was reviewed and published locally, regionally and in well-known global shipping publications, such as, Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, MarineLink, Caribbean Maritime, Sustainable Business and LNG World Shipping.
Having served several times, as a former guest lecturer and student mentor at the University of the West-Indies Lok Jack Global School of Business Port & Maritime and their International Trade & Logistics Procurement MBA programmes, Wilfred is very passionate about sharing his industry knowledge with students.
Shawn studied Leadership with an emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Management at Grand Canyon University and earned his Master of Science degree in 2011.
He worked at HOVENSA, a petroleum refinery company located on the island of St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands. At a capacity of about 500,000 barrels per day (as of 2010) it was in the top 10 largest refineries in the world. He also worked at the St. Croix alumina processing plant once owned by Martin Marietta Inc (now Lockheed Martin) which is an American-based company, founded in 1961 and a member of the S&P 500 Index involved in aerospace industries. This plant changed hands and was then know as Virgin Islands Alumina Corporation (VIALCO) and ALCOA, during his tenure.
Mr. Gibson experience has provided consulting services to many individuals, businesses and non-profit NGOs, including managing the warehouses for the 200-bed capacity JFL Hospital, the sole hospital on St Croix, teaching at the St Croix Educational Complex High School, serving as an elected member of the Virgin Islands Board of Education and also serving in the armed forces of the United States.
We are pleased to have this leader, mentor, trainer and consultant serving the Trinidad and Tobago community, through both the SRDC and the TTSRMC.
Eric has spent most of his working life as a AutoCAD Draughtsman, Quantity Surveyor, Supervisor and Fabricator.
He has worked for several leading local and global contractors, such as Massy Wood Group, Damus Limited, BSI Services, Chicago Bridge, Stork-Wartsila Diesel, and Lurgi GmbH.
He has traveled and worked on various projects, including refinery and petro-chemical industry upgrades in various Caribbean countries, including Curacao and Aruba. Eric has undertaken various piping and construction related works, both onshore and offshore for BG, Perenco and Amoco (now bpTT).
Today, he is happy to share his wide range of knowledge and field experience and lend his efforts towards teaching students enrolled in the TTSRMC training programmes.
Jason is seasoned HSEQ professional with 18+ years of experience spanning Management and Coordination, Safety Specialist, Medical Responder, Protection Specialist, Security Management, Trinidad and Tobago Supplemental Police at the rank of a Precept Inspector, Project Management, Electrician and Welder in heavy industries, and is a ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 Certified Safety Specialist.
He is a holder of certificates in NEBOSH safety and Special Diploma in Environmental Management Emergency Management System (E M S). Occupational Safety and Health Professional, Safety Manager, Safety Supervisor and Safety Specialist.
Jason is a Certified Project Manager and has completed several programmes, including Train-The-Trainer, Automated External Defibrillation (AED), HIV/Blood Borne, Medical First Responder. Occupational Safety & Health Standards, Health & Safety Supervisory Management, Health & Safety for Managers, Accident/ Incident Investigation, Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
Deisy was born in Caracas, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. She holds an advance degree in Computer Informatics from the Instituto Universitario de Tecnología Pedro Emilio in Puerto Ordaz, Ciudad Guayana, Bolívar State. She is the developer of the maritime transportation and tourism project linking Tucupita, Capital of Delta Amarcuro State, Venezuela with Trinidad and Tobago.
She joined the TTSRMC as an internSHIP student in 2018 and quickly rose to the position of Director/Corporate Secretary. Deisy is also bilingual.
Deisy was the recipient of the Order for Meritorious Service from the Delta Amacuro State in 2004 and also leads the Fundacion de los Jovenes "Jose Felix Rivas" (FUNDAJUVENTUD). Her NGO is a non-profit foundation and has worked with UNAIDS, the United Nations and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Our TRINIDAD & TOBAGO SHIPBUILDING & REPAIR MARITIME CLUSTER (TTSRMC) is proud to facilitate completion of studies and maritime training on-board local and foreign-flagged, ocean-going ships. While not studying or sailing, cadets will have some short periods of time to visit some site-seeing attractions, such as, the La Brea Pitch Lake, Maracas Bay and Chaguaramas.
Shipbuilding & Repair maritime mentees tour various shipyards in the port of Port of Spain and port Chaguaramas areas. Full day activities, including lunch are organized by the TTSRMC and supported by our generous maritime cluster stakeholders.
Students enrolled in the MBA - International Trade, Logistics and Procurement programme at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business visited Inter-Isle Construction & Fabrication Shipyard, located at Chaguaramas Bay, North-Western Trinidad and Tobago.
This field trip afforded them a hands-on appreciation of the workings of a shipyard, a most invaluable experience given that this industry is one of the sectors being targeted for expansion as part of the country’s economic diversification thrust.
This event was organized by the Shipbuilding and Repair Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited, with the kind assistance of our S&R cluster stakeholders. The visit was much appreciated and a great eye-opener, as expressed unanimously and resoundingly echoed by the students.
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