The Role of a Modern Professional Society in the Education and Professional Development of Engineers in the Maritime Industry
The Chief Executive, Mr Trevor Blakeley, gave a keynote presentation to the Maritime Academic Conference 2017 in Dubai, on “The Role of a Modern Professional Society in the Education and Professional Development of Engineers in the Maritime Industry.”
In his presentation, he noted that the historic role of engineering professional institutions such as the Royal Institution of Naval Architects has been to promote and facilitate the exchange of technical and scientific information, views and discussion, and through this to influence and contribute towards furthering the knowledge and standards within their particular discipline of engineering. Professional institutions today have a wider and more proactive part to play in helping to provide the engineers with the knowledge, understanding and professional skills who are essential to the future success of the maritime industry. He examined the pivotal role a modern professional institution plays in the education and professional development of engineers. He also examined the responsibility which a professional institution has to its members, academia, industry, and society.
The full paper of his presentation may be read at