A two-day get together opened up the SKILLSEA project and its work plan with the participation of the partners. The kick-off meeting took place from 6 February to 7 February 2019 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, at the STC group, the location of the project coordinator.
Skillsea will foster cooperation on a European level between the industry, education and training providers and authorities to develop a strategy to make the education and training for maritime professionals futureproof, adaptable and attractive.
SKILLSEA is a multilateral project, engaging 27 partners from 16 European countries. It brings together social partners, maritime shipping industry, trade unions, research organizations, maritime academies and universities, education and training providers and public authorities.
The statistical review presented in this report is based on data extracted from certificates and endorsements registered by EU Member States until 31 December 2016 and recorded in the STCW Information System.
The MATES Project is part of a European drive called the New Skills Agenda, aimed at reducing the mismatch between the skills people are taught and the skills required to meet the needs of rapidly changing labour markets.
The European social partners for maritime transport, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), are jointly seeking to increase the participation of women in careers in the European shipping industry.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the World Maritime University (WMU) Transport 2040 report is the first-ever, independent and comprehensive assessment of how automation will affect the future of work in the transport industry, focusing on technological changes and automation in road, air, rail and maritime transport.
A platform of cooperation between all relevant stakeholders on a European level, is one of the solutions to improve educational supply and demand on a European level. During the project, similar networks will be set-up on a regional/national level. A prerequisite for a constant dialogue is that respective stakeholders are unified in order to combine strengths and participate at the same level. The field of Maritime Education and Training (MET) is not unified yet, and therefore the project will establish a framework for cooperation between relevant and interested MET’s throughout the EU.
In the framework of the WP1, a workshop will be held in Aalesund, Norway, on 26-27 March 2019. The workshop is organized by the WP1 leader-NTNU- and it will take place in the nautical department at NTNU Aalesund Campus. The workshop will focus on the design of the methodology / mechanism in order to analyze the current and future skills needs on a structural base. Core thematic areas that will be addressed: T1 - Current skills and needs (Reality & Mapping) T2 - Future skills and competence needs (Possible future developments) T3 – Identification of gaps and mismatches in the sector. All attendees are encouraged to contribute to all thematic areas. It is expected to have a rich discussion that brings together experiences and ideas from the participating partners.