Praise for SkillSea during European Shipping Week 2020
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, to provide maritime professionals with the correct skills for the labour market and to ensure sustainability of the European maritime industry. Besides development of the strategy, the project will support implementation of the strategy and products developed during and after the lifetime of the project. Thereby, Skillsea will provide a concrete, sustainable solution for the qualitative and quantitative mismatch between demand for and supply of labour, will increase labour mobility within the sector (horizontal, vertical and geographical) and enhance attractiveness of the sector. Skillsea follows the approach of skills needs identification (current, medium term and long term), design and delivery of VET, the development of strategy as well as stakeholder mobilisation and awareness raising as sustainable implementation.
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.
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 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.