Engineers and officers require significant experience and qualifications, which takes time and funding to get. These roles are also in high demand around the world, and are offered more compensation than WPM is offering.
It’s true that the employer has provided limited training in the past to up-and-coming engineers and officers. What the employer has failed to do is provide adequate compensation or a respectful workplace to retain the trained employees. In response, the employer has chosen to train to the bare minimum standard or not at all and use out-of-town temporary hires who are more expensive than locals and more vulnerable to commute delays. Currently there are many local workers willing to be trained and grow their careers in the community.