NAFC Nautical and engineering department rebranded –

NAFC Nautical and engineering department rebranded Published:  15 March, 2005

THE former Nautical Studies and Engineering Department of the North Atlantic Fisheries College (NAFC) has changed its name to Shetland School of Nautical Studies (SSNS).

The change of name,says the college, is an integral part of the marketing exercise to raise awareness of the type and quality of marine training that is available within Shetland, and of the outstanding facilities that exist at Shetland School of Nautical Studies on the NAFC campus. The name better reflects the recent developments in Maritime provision at SSNS, particularly since the introduction of the Merchant Navy Cadet programmes in September 2004.

SSNS is hoping to build strong working relationships with shipping companies and Maritime organisations throughout the UK and beyond. These organisations will be able to take advantage of the high quality maritime facilities and training at SSNS for training their existing staff, sponsoring cadet applicants who applied directly to SSNS; or place their own cadet recruits at SSNS for their maritime training.

The change of name does not change the provision of high quality fishing related training programmes at NAFC; in fact the additional Merchant Navy students will help to maintain the skills base within Shetland to support these programmes and the fishing industry. A new brochure has been produced showing the range of provision and facilities available at SSNS, and this is available from reception at the college.

NAFC Director, Peter Dryburgh, commented:” With this name change we will be better able to attract the attention of shipping companies on the mainland and build on the success of the first year of the Merchant Navy Cadet programme. Success in marketing and developing our Merchant Navy training will help diversify the NAFC’s sources of income.” is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish European Fish Trader, Fishing Monthly, Fish Farming Today, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Fishermens’ Federation Diary, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.