Montenegrin Seafarers gain their primary education within a four-year period in one of two
Maritime High Schools situated in Bar and Kotor, which are offering three maritime majors:
1. Nautical major ( Deck department )
2. Marine engineering major ( Engine department )
3. Freight transport and custom major
Maritime High School in Kotor also provides a six-month program of prequalification for gaining a four- year level of education in Nautical and Engine department.
After high school students continue their education in one of two Maritime Faculties, a state one in Kotor and a private one in Bar both certified by the ISO 9001 quality system. The audit of the quality system and renovation of the (three-year) certificate is done by the Lloyd Register.
These Maritime Faculties are modern institutions for educating maritime staff. Maritime specialists are educated and trained in accordance with international standards, conventions and recommendations. The education of maritime professionals is performed through regular classes and special training programs. The institutions are provided with modern equipment and teaching aids, as well as with equipment for practical training. The quality of knowledge and skills of a wide range of application enable the graduate students of both Maritime Faculties to be employed by shipping companies worldwide.
Goals of all Maritime Educational Institutions in Montenegro are:
• To deliver vocational and academic education through programs which are uniquely flexible and well suited to the life-styles of seafarers.
• To instill in seafarers a pride in their occupation, a professionalism in their job performance and a desire to continually improve their maritime skills and vocational and academic educational levels.
• To provide the deep sea and inland waterways maritime industry with skilled, knowledgeable and responsible seafarers.
• To give full and complete effect to the new training and assessment requirements of the amended Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping (STCW 1995) Convention.
• To provide students with both the theoretical background and practical application of job skills necessary for work aboard today’s merchant vessels.
• To provide the vocational and academic education, skills and knowledge base that are an essential foundation for the modern technical skills required in today’s water transportation industry.