What is it about?

This is a review of literature that advances the view that MET institutions as specialized HE institutions, must continually adapt their curriculum to changing market needs. They must do this if they are to remain relevant and effective train the human element that support the business of shipping in general and cruise tourism as an essential subset of this business.

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Why is it important?

The importance of this piece lies in the fact that it explores maritime education and training (MET). MET is a crucial link to the sustainability and viability of global cruise tourism.


The cruise tourism industry demands workers- the human element- that have been through robust and diverse cycles of education and competency based training. This demands a research based understanding of curriculum and instruction as it is applied via the MET route to the preparation of the human element.

Evette Smith Johnson
Caribbean Maritime Institute

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This page is a summary of: Exploring the effects of technology and innovation on changing market requirements and the evolving maritime curriculum, Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, January 2020, Emerald,
DOI: 10.1108/whatt-10-2019-0065.
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