Developing curricula and assessments leading to portable credentials.
This initiative is made possible solely through membership dues. While the ultimate goal of this initiative is to develop curricula for all production maritime crafts, initial program priorities were established based on industry demand and funding availability. These priorities included:
- Introduction to the Maritime Industry module (a supplement to NCCER’s Core curriculum)
- Structural Fitting (Shipfitting) – 3 Levels, including entry-level and journey-level assessments
- Marine Pipefitting – 4 Levels, including journey-level assessments
Of course, funding impacts progress. To move forward, NMEC’s initial program priorities were divided into two phases. Phase I is complete and was fully funded. Phase II is partially funded and currently underway. Structural Fitting is set for release in the fall of 2015 and the craft’s journey-level assessment is scheduled to pilot this fall. Pipefitting -Levels 3 & 4 are slated for development in 2016. Additional priorities will be identified as funding is available.
- Introduction to Maritime Industry module – Available! Product released in April 2013
- Levels 1 and 2 of Marine Pipefitting – Available! Product released in 2013 and 2014
- Levels 1 and 2 of Structural Fitting – Available! Product released in 2014
- Level 3 of Structural Fitting – Scheduled for release in the fall of 2015
- Structural Fitting journey-level assessment – Completled and scheduled to pilot in the fall of 2015
- Levels 3 and 4 of Marine Pipefitting and journey-level assessment – Slated for development in 2016