Yang Ming Donates Wärtsilä’s Maritime Simulator to NKUST
Release Date 21 Nov 2022 Mandarin
Taiwan's shipping companies have developed rapidly and sailed the seven seas around the globe. The prosperous marine transport, in turn, relies on a number of trained maritime professionals. NKUST is one of the few universities in Taiwan that offers maritime engineering programs. It is also the top choice for marine transport companies to collaborate with academic and industrial projects.
The University held a donation ceremony to present the newest Wärtsilä ship navigation simulator donated by Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation (Yang Ming) at Cijin Campus on Nov 21.
The University settled the equipment in a classroom, which was later named Yang Ming Ship Navigation Simulation & Training Room (陽明學苑). The training room can bridge the gap between theory and practice and offer students high-quality maritime training.
On behalf of the University, President Yang, Ching-Yu expressed his gratefulness to Cheng, Cheng-Mount (鄭貞茂), Chairman and CEO of Yang Ming. Back in 2020, Cheng visited NKUST, he had resolved to donate training equipment to schools to advance maritime education, and he went on to do just what he had said in 2022.
The Full Mission Ship Navigation Simulator (全功能操船模擬機組) is the newest ship navigation simulator produced by Wärtsilä. The machine can simulate a variety of navigation environments or vessel types, such as in the container ship, supertanker, or bulk carrier, under several climates. In addition, it includes conditions and information on all international waters, ports, and harbors in real life, which enables students and seafarers to apply their knowledge in practice and increase their sailing experiences.
“With this ship navigation simulator, teachers can leverage this resource to help students of maritime professionals acquire the essential skills to succeed in their future careers.”
“Schools, unlike private companies, are often inaccessible to the latest industry equipment because of limited budgets and other challenges. With this ship navigation simulator, teachers can leverage this resource to help students of maritime professionals acquire the essential skills to succeed in their future careers. Thus, we sincerely appreciate Yang Ming donating such new equipment to us,” says President Yang.
Jeng, Jeng-Shong (鄭正雄), CTO of Yang Ming, commented that when Yang Ming examined the educational backgrounds of top- and mid-level managers, many were NKUST alums. It reflected that NKUST served as one of the significant talent pools for the company. With this in mind, the company donated the equipment to support the University.
Besides, the University demonstrated its resolution to update education with job readiness. The University recruited professional teachers, expanded its training equipment, and encouraged students to improve their language proficiency in the hope of preparing students with the ability to compete against international talents in the future workplace. Jeng believed that the simulator in the classroom would increase student engagement and could effectively help students adapt to their future positions in the maritime industry.
The University expected that using a ship navigation simulator in Yang Ming Ship Navigation Simulation & Training Room could close the gap between theory and practice in maritime education. The new equipment, along with existing facilities, helped students build essential skills for the industry.
Additionally, while providing students and future seafarers with merchant ships and fishing boat training, the University opens training courses and certification classes for the offshore wind power industry.
Tsou, Ming-Cheng (鄒明城), Dean of Maritime Training Center, remarked that the newest ship navigation simulator could help facilitate their training courses and expedite the pace students adapt to the workplace.
Translated/Edited by Jess Lin