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Deck to Engine Room
georgestev486
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 1:21 PM
Joined: 31/01/2017
Posts: 1


Has anyone ever, or does anyone know anyone, whos switched from working on deck to engineering before? Can this be done. What's the best way for me to get started with this transition?

canadiansailor
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 8:00 PM
Joined: 13/12/2014
Posts: 2


I've done exactly that. The fastest and cheapest way is take a time out and go to college as a marine engineering student and do a cadet program. You won't make much money during that time, but you'll be fully qualified in 3-4 years, and go straight into making good money. And, college is far cheaper than the expensive short courses offered at various commercial schools. On top of that, you'll get a real education, and have to option to work commercial if you choose to.   
 
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