Summer 2016

Future stars

Subtech is funding the maritime education of three students in South Africa.

Three 17 year old maritime students from the Lawhill Maritime Centre at Simonstown School in South Africa, have been awarded a bursary by Subtech, to cover their school and hostel fees for the 2016 academic year.

This means the aspiring workers are set to continue with their maritime studies – a move which puts them in a strong position as potential future employees of the shipping industry. Subtech, one of a group of top maritime companies involved, takes its social responsibility seriously and is extremely proud to be supporting this important local initiative.

Lawhill's maritime studies programme (one of a very few industry-backed educational initiatives in the area) is aimed at stimulating maritime awareness among young people predominantly from poor homes in the area, and it relies on bursaries from the maritime and related industries to support the students and fund their continued education.

The aim is to attract young people to the shipping industry and provide high quality, skilled and knowledgeable employees. This year's trio are thrilled. They are (left) Gershwyn Poole whose vision is to

"Work in the maritime industry – at sea"

(middle) Siyamtanda Vuyelwa who says she aims to;

"Make waves in the maritime industry"

And (right) Phaphama Kepu who says he is aiming to become a second mate on one of the biggest container ships in the next five years.

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