MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Explorer’s Guide Maritime Training announces a new course offering in the Milwaukee area – U.S. Coast Guard-approved Captain’s Course. The course is designed to train people in a career area that is growing in a time of economic uncertainty. The 56-hour course is scheduled to take place over two consecutive weekends: October 16-19 and October 23-26. It is designed to accommodate those who require education, but have difficulty fitting it into their busy schedules or who cannot take time away from work.

The course is being offered in a central location, the Best Western Milwaukee Airport Hotel and Conference Center on Howell Ave.

Explorer’s Guide Maritime Training educates students on how to successfully obtain a Captain’s License, through a beneficial program tailored to adult students. “As educators, we use established techniques proven for success in adult education. We use the discuss, demonstrate, and do method to maximize the learning experience for all types of learning abilities,” Capt. Gary Kulibert lead instructor for Explorer’s Guide Maritime Training, states. “A course’s worth is determined by what students learned from it. Our students can attest to this course’s great value.”

One former student, Capt. Jim, says, “Many of my friends have taken the same course with a different organization; compared to them I really learned the material. There is no comparison to the quality of what I received to what they received.”

In partnership with North Central Technical College, all of Explorer’s Guide Maritime Training courses are accredited, which makes tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and college and continuing education credits possible. The course has also been approved for veteran’s benefits and is an affiliate of the Department of Defense DANTES program that provides reimbursement for military personnel.

Kulibert explains that he founded Explorer’s Guide Maritime Training because his own experience as a maritime student left him frustrated and exhausted. “Being a maritime expert doesn’t make you a good teacher of maritime principles,” Kulibert notes. “Anyone can go through the USCG rules and regulations and come up with a laundry list of things they need to memorize to pass a test. Explorer’s Guide Maritime Training focuses on teaching the way people learn, so they enjoy the classes, retain more, and come out the other end as true Captains, not just boaters who passed a test.”

Kulibert has worked closely with the USCG to develop the curriculum for the OUPV course, which has been approved by the Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center. Graduates of the OUPV course earn the title of “Captain.”

Explorer’s Guides Maritime Training courses are approved through the National Maritime Center, USCG. Their students take the exam at the end of the course, instead of making a trip to one of the Regional Exam Centers. Students who fail an exam can retake that exam the same day. From enrollment, to license application package assistance, they provide all the help required to succeed.

Explorer’s Guide Maritime Training offers a wealth of programs designed to educate mariners on the latest information in the maritime field, along with the tried and true techniques. The Wisconsin-based company was the first training facility in the nation to be approved to offer online courses by the United States Coast Guard.

For more information, visit:; or call: 800-487-6029 for specific class times.

Valerie G, editor at CANW
Valerie G has been an editor with California Newswire for several years, is a gifted theremin player, can quote copious lines from 'Red Dwarf' and also knows where her towel is. Oddly, she does not drive, nor does she take the bus. She identifies as both human and democrat.