In an effort to facilitate important training for mariners while also helping promote career advancement, the SIU-affiliated Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education has adjusted some of its requirements for steward-department coursework.
Effective immediately, the path for entry-level students in the Paul Hall Center’s apprentice program to advance to chief cook consists of first completing Phase 1 of the program, then accumulating at least 200 days of sea time, obtaining two letters of recommendation (one each from a chief steward and a captain), and applying for (and graduating from) the Certified Chief Cook course.
Components of the Galley Operations course now are included in Phase 1 and in the Chief Cook Assessment program.
For a copy of a letter sent from the school to prospective steward department upgraders, visit the News section of the SIU website. The letter is linked in a March 18 post.
Questions may be addressed to the admissions department at (301) 994-0010, option 2, or at [email protected].