Most Maritime training is ineffective and costly.
Also, it doesn’t pay well to be in this department so it’s usually reserved for lower to middle management shoreside employees. Very few people coming off vessels would take a pay cut to do this.
Most of these trainers/instructors have less experience and seatime than the students.
Most Mariners could care less - they view it as unnecessary, costly and time consuming. They would rather be using their time off with families or almost anything else other than training.
A lot of the training is implemented in knee jerk reaction, ie radar after the Mauvilla accident.
Most training is one size fits all, when you have a variety of ships, boats, towing vessels, passenger vessels etc.
There are over 5,000 towing vessels on the inland waterways. They have to test out on near coastal charting for a Steersman license and use charts of the North East where they will never operate they or go in real life. No brownwater classes or testing I have seen is very practical.
Most of the training done has to go through the cumbersome and bureaucratic processes of the NMC.