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NAFC Prize Giving 2018/19: Emma Rochester, winner of the Jim Tait Prize for Aquaculture.NAFC Prize Giving 2018/19: John William Laurenson, winner of the Ertie Nicolson Prize for Aquaculture.NAFC Prize Giving 2018/19: Aidan Hunter (R), winner of the Jim Thomas Memorial Prize. With Willie Shannon (NAFC).NAFC Prize Giving 2018/19: Danny Arthur (R), winner of the NAFC Modern Apprentice of the Year (Engineering) Prize. With Willie Shannon (NAFC).NAFC Prize Giving 2018/19: Alasdair Bendall, winner of the Nautical Institute Prize and UHI FE Student of the Year.NAFC Prize Giving 2018/19: Magnus Thompson (L), winner of the Northern Lighthouse Board Prize for a Deck Cadet. With Capt. George Sutherland.NAFC Prize Giving 2018/19: Ann Groat, winner of the Clyde Marine Prize for a Deck Cadet and Clyde Marine Cadet of the Year.NAFC Prize Giving 2018/19: Magnus Merriman, winner of the North Star Shipping Prize.NAFC Prize Giving 2018-19: Prize winners (L-R): Emma Rochester, John William Laurenson, Magnus Thompson, Magnus Merriman, Alasdair Bendall, Ann Groat.NAFC Prize Giving 2018-19: NAFC aquaculture training staff and prize winners: (L-R): Saro Saravanan (NAFC), Joe MacDonald (NAFC), Duncan Kidson (NAFC), Emma Rochester, Laurence Pearson (NAFC), John William Laurenson, Stuart Fitzsimmons (NAFC), Mathew Wright (NAFC).NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: NAFC staff, Adam Thomson and Abdur RehmanNAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: Tavish Scott MSP and Stuart Fitzsimmons (NAFC)NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: NAFC Staff, Abdur Rehman and David GrantNAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: NAFC Staff Callum Smedley and Laura Burden, and Captain George Sutherland.NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: Willie Shannon (Interim Joint Principal)NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: Willie Shannon (Interim Joint Principal), guest speakers and NAFC teaching staff.NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: Tavish Scott MSPNAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: Stuart Fitzsimmons (NAFC, Head of Aquaculture Training).NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: The Jim Tait Prize for Aquaculture: (L-R) Stuart Fitzsimmons (NAFC), Daniel Cruz (prize winner) and Saro Saravanan (NAFC).NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: The Ertie Nicolson Prize: (L-R) Faith, Margaret and Phillip Nicolson, John McCulloch (prize winner), Stuart Fitzsimmons and and Saro Saravanan (NAFC).NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: Mark Fullerton (NAFC, Section Leader Fisheries and Nautical Training).NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: Class 1 Fishing (Deck Officer) Prize: Ian Shearer (L) and Mark Fullerton (NAFC)NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: Ian Shearer, winner of the Jeanette Williamson Prize (L) in 2013 and the Class 1 Fishing (Deck Officer) Prize (R) in 2018.NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: The Jeanette Williamson Prize: Stewart Hutchison with Mark Fullerton (NAFC).NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: (L-R) Ian Shearer (Class 1 Fishing (Deck Officer) Prize), Mark Fullerton (NAFC) and Stewart Hutchison (Jeanette Williamson Prize).NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: Jeanette Williamson Prize: Stewart Hutchison and family.NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: Callum Smedley (NAFC, Senior Engineering Lecturer).NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: Jim Thomas Memorial Prize: Laurence Shearer (L) with Callum Smedley (NAFC).NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: Laura Burden (NAFC, Head of Merchant Navy Cadet Programme).NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: Clyde Marine Prize for a Deck Cadet: Robert Stanger (L) with Wayne Shettle (Clyde Marine).NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: Nautical Institute Prize: Freddie Hedger (centre) with Capt. George Sutherland (L), Alastair Rendall (Nautical Institute, R) and Laura Burden (NAFC). NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: Freddie Hedger (L; Nautical Institute Prize) and Robert Smith (R; Bells Nautical Trust Prize).NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: Captain George Sutherland (representing the Northern Lighthouse Board and Bells Nautical Trust).NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: Bells Nautical Trust Prize: Robert Smith (R) with Capt. Geogre Sutherland.NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: Northern Lighthouse Board Prize for an Engineering Cadet: Ciaran Boyd (R) with Capt. George Sutherland.NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: All the prize winners that were able to attend.NAFC Prize Giving 2017/18: All the prize winners that were able to attend, with NAFC staff and invited speakers.David Sandison (Chair, NAFC Board of Trustees)NAFC Staff: Mark Fullerton (L) and Stuart FitzsimmonsNAFC Teaching StaffSimon Collins (NAFC Trustee)Cullum Smedley (NAFC), Laura, Burden (NAFC) and Commodore Mike Bullock (Northern Lighthouse Board) Simon Collins (NAFC Trustee), NAFC teaching staff and guest speakersMark Fullerton (NAFC, Section Leader Fisheries and Nautical Training)Stuart Eunson (FV Serene) receives the Jeanette Williamson Prize for the best student to have completed their Class 2 Skipper's Ticket from Simon Collins (L)Stuart Fitzsimmons (NAFC, Section Leader - Aquaculture Training)Ross Johnson (Cooke Aquaculture) receives the Jim Tait Prize for Aquaculture from Simon Collins (L)Gary Buchan (Centre - Grieg Seafoods) and Matthew Dade (R - Grieg Seafoods) jointly receive the SSPO Award for Aquaculture from Simon CollinsCallum Smedley (NAFC, Senior Engineering Lecturer) Stuart Anderson (R - Grieg Seafood) receives the NAFC Modern Apprentice of the Year (Engineering) Award from Simon CollinsJack Smith (centre - Johnson Marine Ltd) and Ross Coutts (R - HNP Engineers Ltd) jointly receive the Jim Thomas Memorial Prize from Simon CollinsShane Odie (R - Ocean Kinetics) receiveds the NAFC Engineering Foundation Apprentice of the Year Award from Simon CollinsLaura Burden (NAFC, Head of Merchant Navy Cadet Programme), NAFC staff and guests.Laura Burden (NAFC, Head of Merchant Navy Cadet Programme)Bryden Jacobson (L - Caledonian MacBrayne / Clyde Marine) receives the UHI NAFC Student of the Year Award from Simon CollinsScott Marnoch (R - Northstar Shipping / SSTG) receives the North Star Shipping Prize from Simon CollinsAdrian Reid (R - Marineco UK Ltd / Clyde Marine) receives the Nautical Institute Prize from Simon CollinsCommodore Mike Bullock Northern Lighthouse Board)Aidan Redpath (R - Northstar Shipping / SSTG) receives the Northern Lighthouse Award for a Deck Cadet from Commodore Mike BullockL-R: Commodore Mike Bullock (NLB), Aidan Redpath (NLB Prize for a Deck Cadet), Scott Marnoch (North Star Shipping Prize), and Laura Burden (NAFC)SSPO Prize for Aquaculture (joint winners): Gary Buchan (L) and Matthew Dade (both Grieg Seafood Shetland)Jim Tait Prize for Aquaculture: Ross Johnson (Cooke Aquaculture)Aquaculture prize winners and NAFC staff: (L-R) Gary Buchan (Grieg Seafood Shetland - joint winner SSPO Prize for Aquaculture), Stuart Fitzsimmons (NAFC), Matthew Dade (Grieg Seafood Shetland - joint winner SSPO Prize for Aquaculture), Laurence Pearson (NAFC), Ross Johnson (Cooke Aquaculture - Jim Tait Prize for Aquaculture), and Saro Saravanan (NAFC)Jeanette Williamson Prize: Mark Fullerton (L - NAFC) and Stuart Eunson (FV 'Serene')Jim Thomas Memorial Prize (joint winners) : Ross Coutts (L - Johnson Marine Ltd) and Jack Smith (HNP Engineers Ltd)Jim Thomas Memorial Prize: (L-R) Howard Thomson (NAFC), Ross Coutts (Johnson Marine Ltd - joint winner Jim Thomas Memorial Prize), Callum Smedley (NAFC), Jack Smith (HNP Engineers Ltd - joint winner Jim Thomas Memorial Prize), and Siobhan Millen (NAFC)North Star Shipping Prize: (L-R) Callum Smedley, Scott Marnoch (Northstar Shipping / SSTG), and Howard Thomson (NAFC)NAFC Engineering Foundation Apprentice of the Year: Shane Odie (Ocean Kinetics)UHI NAFC Marine Centre Student of the Year: Bryden Jacobson (Caledonian MacBrayne / Clyde Marine)NLB Prize for a Deck Cadet: Aidan Redpath (L - North Star Shipping / SSTG) and Coomodore Mike Bullock (NLB)Nautical Institute Prize: Aidrian Reid (Marine Co UK Ltd / Clyde Marine)All the prize-winners that were able to attend, with invited guests.Clyde Marine Prize for a Deck Cadet: Iain Derbyshire (Vroon Offshore Services / Clyde Marine) wasn't able to attend the prize giving but came in later to collect his award.Aidan Redpath, winner of the Nautical Institute Prize (sponsored by the Shetland Branch of the Nautical Institute) for Endeavour and Achievement by a first year Deck Cadet.Dr John Kemp, Interim Chief Executive, Scottish Funding CouncilStuart Fitzsimmons, Section Leader - Aquaculture, NAFC Marine Centre UHIDr John Kemp presents the Jim Tait Prize for Aquaculture to John Blance of Greig Seafood Shetland.Mark Fullerton - Section Leader Fisheries & Nautical Training, NAFC Marine Centre UHIAndy Glen - Interim Vice-Principal Learning & Teaching, NAFC Marine Centre UHICallum Smedley - Senior Engineering Lecturer, NAFC Marine Centre UHILaura Burden - Head of Merchant Navy Cadet Programme, NAFC Marine Centre UHIPrize Giving 2017 - guests, students and staff assembled for the NAFC Marine Centre's prize giving.All the prize winners who were able to attend.Group Photo L-R: Capt, George Sutherland, Aidan Redpath, Dr John Kemp (SFC), John Blance, Sam Spence, Andy Glen (NAFC), Duncan Stewart, Steven MacLeod, Stuart Smith, Robbie Tait & Willie Shannon (NAFC).Nautical Institute Prize L-R: Laura Burden (NAFC); Aidan Redpath, winner of the Nautical Institute Prize; and Capt. George Sutherland and Allister Rendall of the Nautical Institute (Shetland Branch).Sam Spence, winner of the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation Award, with (L) Stuart Fitzsimmons (NAFC) and (R) David Sandison (General Manager of the SSPO).Aquaculture Winners L-R: Stuart Fitzsimmons (NAFC), John Blance (Greig Seafood Shetland), Sam Spence (Cooke Aquaculture), Laurence Pearson (NAFC) & Saro Saravanan (NAFC).Sam Spence of Cooke Aquaculture, winner of the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation Award for the best student completing a Modern Apprenticeship in Aquaculture at Level III.John Blance of Greig Seafood Shetland, winner of the Jim Tait Prize for Aquaculture (sponsored by the Hunter & Morrison Trust) for the best student completing a Modern Apprenticeship in Aquaculture at Level II.Willie Shannon - Interim Principal, NAFC Marine Centre UHIRobbie Tait, winner of the North Star Shipping Prize (sponsored by North Star Shipping) for excellent effort and achievement by an engineering Cadet.Stuart Smith (L), winner of the Jim Thomas Memorial Trophy for a shore-based engineering student, and Duncan Stewart (R), winner of the NAFC Modern Apprentice of the Year (Engineering) Prize for the best student completing a Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering.Engineering Prize Winners - NAFC Marine Centre UHI Engineering staff and prize winning students: (L-R) Steven Moar, Callum Smedley, Maurice Clark, Stuart Smith (Jim Jim Thomas Memorial Trophy), Duncan Stewart (NAFC Modern Apprentice of the Year - Engineering - Prize), David Grant, Howard Thomson & Siobhan Millen.The audience assembled for the NAFC Marine Centre's 2016 Prize Giving.Craig Marshall - winner of the Northern Lighthouse Board Prize for Deck Cadets. (Craig is employed by Zodiac Maritime Ltd through Clyde Marine Training)Erik MacMillan - winner of the Jim Tait Prize for Level 2 SVQ Aquaculture, sponsored by the Hunter & Morrison Trust. (Erik is employed by Cooke Aquaculture)Euan Smith - winner of the Northern Lighthouse Prize for Engineering. (Euan is employed by North Star Shipping through SSTG.) Assembled prize winners and NAFC staff. Magnus Gilfillan - winner of the Jim Thomas Memorial Trophy for Engineering. (Magnus is employed by HNP Engineers (Lerwick) Ltd) Magnus Scott - winner of the NAFC Modern Apprentice of the Year. (Magnus is employed by Blueshell Mussels Ltd)Robert Isbister - winner of the Bells Nautical Trust Prize for Deck Cadets. (Robert is employed by Gulfmark Offshore through Clyde Marine Training)Shaun McAlister - winner of the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation Award for Outstanding Level 3 Modern Apprentice. (Shaun is employed by Scottish Seafarms Ltd)Steve Pottinger - winner of the Forbes Watt Prize for Navigation, sponsored by the Hunter & Morrison Trust. Prize collected on his behalf by his family.Stuart Donald - winner of the North Star Shipping Prize for Engineering Cadets. (Stuart was sponsored by Vroon Offshore Services Ltd through Clyde Marine Training, and is now employed by SIC Ferries)Tammy Stewart - winner of the Clyde Marine Prize for Deck Cadets. (Tammy is employed by Solstad Offshore through Clyde Marine Training)Staff, students and visitors assembled outside the NAFC Marine Centre for the raising of the Red Ensign.Guests assembled in the NAFC Lecture Theatre to hear from speakers.Some of NAFC's Merchant Navy Cadets recount their experiences at sea during their training.Tea and home bakes (courtesy of NAFC staff) to round off the event.Assembled guests hear from Shetland MSP Tavish Scott.Shetland MSP Tavish Scott.Piper Gussie Angus plays.Raising the Red Ensign. Shetland MSP Tavish Scott assisted by NAFC nautical lecturer Shubham Chowdhury.Raising the Red Ensign. Shetland MSP Tavish Scott assisted by NAFC nautical lecturer Shubham Chowdhury.Shetland MSP Tavish Scott assisted by NAFC nautical lecturer Shubham Chowdhury after raising the Red Ensign.Aubrey Jamieson, Shetland Superintendent of the Fishermen's Mission, delivers a prayer for seafarers past and present.Aubrey Jamieson, Shetland Superintendent of the Fishermen's Mission, delivers a prayer for seafarers past and present. The Holland America Line cruise ship 'Eurodam' in Lerwick Harbour - 10th Sept. 2015 View from the bridge - Lerwick.The Lido Deck - around the pool.Time for lunch.In the Engine Control Room.The Engine Control Room.In the mooring compartment - with the anchor winches.NAFC cadets and staff.NAFC cadets with Holland America Line cadet Tim who gave them an excellent tour of the ship.Disembarking at the end of the visit.Returning to shore on one of the Eurodam's tenders.Welcomed aboard...Holland America Line cadet Tim (l), who showed us around. On the Lido deck.Time for a coffee break. On the bridge.On the bridge - flags for all occasions. View from the bridge - the harbour entrance.
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Graduation 2019

Congratulations to our students who graduated in 2019.

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Aquaculture Modern Apprenticeship

Billy Seatter talks about completing a Modern Apprenticeship in Marine Aquaculture with NAFC, while working with Scottish Sea Farms in Orkney.

Produced by Developing the Young Workforce Orkney.

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#ChooseCollege

Promotional video produced by the College Development Network.

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Being a Shetland Student

Students from the NAFC Marine Centre and Shetland College talk about what it is like to be a student in Shetland.

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Panama Canal

NAFC student James Black's video of his voyage through the Panama Canal on the Global Prime as an Engineer Officer Cadet.

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Farming Seaweed

Description of the techniques used to cultivate and harvest seaweed by NAFC (Coastal Communities Fund funded project).

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Aquaculture Training

NAFC's Stuart Fitzsimmons (Section Leader, Aquaculture Training) talks about the Aquaculture Courses provided by the NAFC Marine Centre. Video by JISC.

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Vocational Pathways

The Vocational Pathways programme offers young people in Shetland the opportunity to undertake college-based vocational training during their 3rd and 4th years at school.