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Maritime Professional Training Names Al Stiles As Vice President of Curriculum Development

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Maritime Professional Training has appointed Al Stiles as the school’s Vice President of Curriculum Development in a newly expanded role focused on broadening MPT’s course offerings in both on-campus and e-learning online settings.

Maritime Professional Training is the largest private maritime training school in the U.S. and is renowned for its diverse range of course offerings and comprehensive class schedules. The school opened its doors in 1983 and serves more than 10,000 students per year providing training for mariners pursuing careers in both the commercial and yachting maritime industries.

Stiles most recently worked with the Department of Justice for eight years as the Enterprise Learning Technologies Program Officer, which concluded 35 years of Federal Service. In that role he managed the DOJ’s e-learning development and delivery for 110,000 DOJ employees working in over 50 Federal agencies including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Bureau of Prisons, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals.  He previously also served as Director for the Center for Instructional Technology at the Department of Health and Human Services and as the Advanced Learning Program Officer/Chief Human Capital Office in the Department of Homeland Security. Additionally, Stiles served 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, captained the USCG Cutter Spar (WLB 403), served as Chief of the Command and Operations at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and worked previously with the Simulation, Training, Assessment & Research (STAR) Center where he oversaw implementation of dramatic changes in Merchant Mariner training and licensing based on revisions of the international Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW).

Amy Beavers, Vice President of Regulatory Compliance and Academic Principal at MPT said, “Al adds even greater depth to our curriculum development capabilities at MPT and will be instrumental in helping implement our vision for the expansion of MPT into new forms of content delivery. We are very happy to have him aboard.”

About MPT
MPT is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, five minutes from Port Everglades and the Fort Lauderdale International Airport.  MPT is the most complete full service private maritime school in the country and has been training mariners since 1983. Training thousands of commercial mariners, yachting professionals, and enthusiasts for over 30 years has enabled MPT to develop programs that are success oriented, with unbeatable pass rates, as well as being cost and time efficient.  MPT offers all levels of certification, license and document study programs, many of which offer in-school testing, are USCG Approved and are recognized by many foreign administrations. Training programs are designed to meet and exceed IMO standards and are fully STCW Compliant. The Fort Lauderdale based campuses host over 45,000 square feet of classrooms, deck, and engineering training labs. Training programs also take place at the MPT SMART Simulation Center, Marine Tech Shipboard Firefighting Site, Sea Survival Training Facility, and onboard the MPT Fleet of Training vessels!