This AHP-based tool offers the user a structured self-assessment of employability of maritime professionals/MET graduates. The model can serve different types of users in a versatile way; two key use cases are stated as follows:
• How employable is the average graduate of our MET? (Sheet - MTC Strategic)
• How employable is my profile as a maritime professional? (Sheet - Employability Self Assessment / How employable is my profile)
The first question serves the strategic purpose of a MET self-assessing the employability of its graduates in order to adjust provision and resource allocation accordingly. Therefore, the input is provided by the MET; as AHP supports group decision-making, the input can be the outcome of a discussion or of collective approach, e.g., of a board of internal experts or even involve invited experts. In the case of an MΕΤ, the tool can offer insights on the performance of trainers, trainees, and generally of the educational provision over time. The second question showcases the use of the S.E.A.B.AN.T tool for self-assessment of the employability of a maritime professional. A prospective or currently employed - maritime professional might self-assess his/her profile by providing input. The final result of this self-assessment exercise will highlight the missing elements or the lower scores that need attention or the scope for self-improvement in the context of the criteria. The tool can offer not only the monitoring of employability over time, against effort allocated, or against the cost of a MET or of an upskilling course but also can allow measuring against other parameters, e.g., skills versus competences, etc.