The Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA’s) 46th AGM, Exhibition & Conference which was held in Port of Spain, Trinidad from October 17-19, 2016 provided the perfect occasion for the association and the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business to renew their collaboration on the provision of training for the region’s students pursuing maritime careers.
The new MOU replaces the previous agreement which only gave provisions for the Master in Port and Maritime Management. This MoU renewal is more encompassing and includes more academic and non-academic programmes.
In congratulating the CSA on its 46th annual Conference, Mrs. Nirmala Maharaj, Director, Internationalisation and Institutional Relations at the institution announced that the school this year became associate members of the Shipping Association of Trinidad and Tobago SATT, which played host to this year’s conference.
In her remarks following the signing of the MOU on the first day of the conference, Mrs. Maharaj acknowledged the leadership of SATT President Rhett Chee Ping and Jo-Anne Edwards, General Manager, for their sterling work along with the CSA in hosting the conference. She also noted that Lok Jack GSB remains committed to SATT and CSA.
“I encourage you as CSA members to capitalize on the spirit of the Memorandum of Understanding to develop your talent pool. You may have concerns that programmes need to be delivered face to face. The Lok Jack GSB also has the options to deliver the programme online or blended learning or to come to your organization to deliver the intervention,” she added.
Under the new MOU, the CSA as an Association will receive specific benefits including two (2) full scholarships (recipients to be determined by CSA), and discounts to students who participate in the courses through the CSA based on the sharing of costs between the two entities associated with airfare, ground transportation and accommodation, facilitation and incidentals costs.
Lok Jack GSB is a regional business school of higher learning and research headquartered in Trinidad. It was founded in 1989 and today has as its core functions academic training, executive education, research, consulting and the dissemination of knowledge.
It’s very diverse academic programmes include:
- Executive MBA
- International MBA
- Doctoral of Business Administration
- Master of Port and Maritime Management
- MBA in International Trade, Logistics and Procurement
- MBA in Sustainable Energy Management
- Master of Human Resource Management
- International Master of Strategic Marketing
- Executive Master of Strategic Human Resource Management
- M.Sc. International Finance
- Master of Information Systems and Technology Management
- International Master of Business Development and Innovation
- Master of Small and Medium Enterprise Management
- Master of Institutional Innovation and Effectiveness