On June 20, 2018 the representatives of the European Training Foundation visited National University “Odessa Maritime Academy” in order to familiarize with the system for assessing the competence of graduates and assigning professional qualifications at the University.

Besides, the overall goal of the visit was to develop recommendations on the establishment of qualification centers for external evaluation and the assignment of qualifications to graduates of educational institutions of Ukraine.

In the course of the meeting Arjen Deij and Maria Lvova, the representatives of the European Training Foundation, Anatoly Garmash, the representative of Federation of Employers of Ukraine met with M.V. Miyusov, Rector of NU «OMA», V.M. Zakharchenko, Vice Rector for Scientific and Pedagogical Affairs and M.M. Tsymbal, Dean of Navigation Faculty, familiarized with the simulation base of the University, the process of the work of examination commissions and graduates’ attestations. Moreover, the guests had the opportunity to communicate with the cadets, members of the examination commissions and the state qualification commission established by the Inspectorate for Training and Certification (ITCS).

During the visit to NU «OMA» the issues of methodology of external assessment, experience and problems of assigning the graduates of higher education degrees and ranks were discussed.

It should be noted that the exchange of experience was beneficial and both sides agreed on further cooperation in the future.