Kirby Inland Marine believes that among the major elements of a successful and productive work force is effective training programs. Kirby Inland also believes that training in the proper performance of a job enhances both the safety and quality of the service provided.
New technology, regulatory compliance, personnel safety, quality, and environmental concerns create additional demands for training. Kirby Inland Marine fully endorses the development and institution of effective training programs, at all levels of the company.
Commitment to Advancement
Kirby Inland Marine recognizes the value of "human assets" and both encourages and assists shore side and vessel employees in pursuing the training required for completing their responsibilities efficiently and safely.
Human resource managers throughout the company actively recruit in all parts of the United States to secure the most talented individuals available. Existing and newly hired vessel employees benefit from the Kirby Training Center, which utilizes state-of-the-art equipment, instructional aids and "real life" simulations on working equipment to continually prepare them for meeting the challenges of their position assignments. Each year, the Kirby Training Center issues more than 1,000 training certificates to Kirby employees, customer employees and US Coast Guard personnel.
In addition, Kirby's corporate office provides classroom facilities for shore side employees equipped with computers and state-of-the-art instructional/presentation aids. In this setting, Kirby employees receive instruction in courses ranging from ISO 9002 to internal operational and financial software applications.