Sea Safety Training Group (PTY) LTD, herein further referred to as SSTG, is a SAMSA Accredited Training Organisation offering STCW approved courses in training centres located in Cape Town (Head Office), St Helena Bay and Port Elizabeth, with satellite centres in Mossel Bay and Durban. SSTG was awarded the “Maritime Newcomer of the Year” in 2016 by industry; was the first training provider outside of CPUT and DUT to be awarded accreditation for the Officer in Charge of Navigational Watch, which commenced in March 2017; and has achieved substantial outcomes across a number of projects in communities across the Eastern and Western Cape, upskilling and placing unemployed and underemployed learners into training programs and work placements, resulting in employment opportunities.
Maritime Community Development Fund
SSTG have since set-up a “Maritime Community Development Fund” with the aim of assisting Applicants, from across South Africa and from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, to enter the maritime industry by providing financial assistance to undertake further studies, career guidance, crew placement services and ongoing support.
The SSTG “Maritime Community Development Fund” will provide financial assistance by way of Loans, Bursaries, Scholarships and Staff Professional and Career Development Loans.
Loan – Awarded to an applicant based on their need and family income. Loans are linked to interest rates, therefore, if a loan is awarded, the applicant will be required to repay the loan in full in addition to the accumulated interest over the agreed term.
Bursary – Will vary in amount dependent on each individual applicant’s situation. The applicant may be required to repay the bursary by signing a work contract for an agreed upon period. If the applicant does not fulfil the agreement, they may be required to pay back the monies awarded to them.
Scholarship – A financial award provided to students based on their outstanding academic achievements. Recipients are expected to repay or work back the monies received.
Staff Professional and Career Development Loan – Provided to permanent staff so that they might undertake further studies to enhance their current job role or career. The loan amount will vary depending on the qualification or course being undertaken and the time frame. There may be a monetary contribution required from the employee or the employee may be required to sign a contract agreeing to continue working for an agreed upon period. If the employee does not fulfill the agreement, they will be required to pay back the loan amount in addition to the accumulated interest within an agreed term.
Current funded projects include:
SAIMI – Officer in Charge of Navigational Watch, Marine Motorman, Deck Officer Fishing and Skipper Port Operations funding for Ancillary courses.
SAIMI and TETA funding an Accelerated Training Project for AB Deck / Engine and AB Fishing.
TETA Discretionary Grants funding.
NSF funding Marine Motorman and Master Coastal 3 year program.