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MPT hires new curriculum VP

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Ft. Lauderdale-based Maritime Professional Training has hired Al Stiles as the school’s vice president of curriculum development in a newly expanded role focused on broadening MPT’s course offerings.


Stiles most recently spent eight years with the U.S. Department of Justice where he managed e-learning development and delivery for 110,000 employees in more than 50 federal agencies. Stiles also served 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, captained the USCG Cutter Spar, and served as chief of the command and operations at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.


Stiles also worked with the Simulation, Training, Assessment & Research (STAR Center where he oversaw implementation of changes in Merchant Mariner training and licensing based on revisions of STCW regulations.


“Al will be instrumental in helping implement our vision for the expansion of MPT into new forms of content delivery,” said Amy Beavers, MPT’s vice president of regulatory compliance and academic principal. ”We are very happy to have him aboard.”


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