Does anyone know if the MMR program will send its members to STCW schools so that one could upgrade their license or progress their career? It seems that the majority of ADTs offered are pretty pointless “sit in this room for 2 weeks” type classes. I would be much more inclined to stay in if I knew that they would offer classes at GMATS or elsewhere that would be USCG/STCW approved for upgrade or renewal. So far all the ADTs I have done have been pretty useless for my career in the navy, and have been nothing more than a paycheck.
Does anyone know why this is the case? I am not saying the MMR program is a bad deal, but I cannot see why they would not offer this. Is it not to compete with the Unions?