News Release

REF NO.: 144

SUBJECT: Navy marine engineering technicians graduate from Memorial University's Marine Institute

DATE: April 30, 2015

Marine engineering technicians will be celebrated by the Royal Canadian Navy and the Marine Institute tomorrow, Friday, May 1, as they graduate from the marine engineering technician training program and are welcomed into the ranks.  

The ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the Marine Institute’s Hampton Hall. Guests are required to be seated by 10:15 a.m.

Media are invited to attend the ceremony and speak with navy representatives and graduates.  

Lt.-Gov. Frank F. Fagan will attend the ceremony. Lt.-Cmdr. Alan Brown, detachment commander, Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School Detachment St. John’s, and Glenn Blackwood, vice-president (Memorial University) Marine Institute, will also be in attendance.  

The five-year marine engineering technician training program is a co-operative venture between the Royal Canadian Navy and the Marine Institute. Students spend the first two years studying to be marine engineering technicians at the Marine Institute campus in St. John’s. Following graduation from the two-year diploma course, the sailors advance to full-time careers within the Royal Canadian Navy, serving for at least the next three years.  

The relationship between the Department of National Defence and the Marine Institute was established in 1992.

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