The Blue Economy includes all industries and sectors related to the oceans, seas and coasts, whether directly based in the marine environment (e.g. shipping, seafood, energy production) or on land (e.g. ports, shipyards, coastal infrastructure). The European Blue Economy, which currently provides around 5.4 million jobs, is set to double its potential by 2030. At the same time, there are significant shortages of suitably qualified personnel.
The European Blue Economy, which currently provides around 5.4 million jobs, is set to double its potential by 2030. At the same time, there are significant shortages of suitably qualified staff.
With our focus on raising awareness and preparing young people for the Blue Economy, we conduct vocational training programmes that offers them the opportunity to pursue a career in growing sectors such as coastal tourism, maritime transport, shipbuilding and maintenance. More precisely, the programme offers:
- Introductory programmes to help young people to envision and better shape their career path
- Vocational training in the professions of the Blue Economy: Kitchen Assistant, Crew Leader on board Passenger Ships, Catering Staff, Sailing (Skippers), Maintenance and Repair of Ships and Vessels
- Employability and labour market connectivity through an expanding network of recruitment companies, mentoring and training in life skills with a focus on resilience, teamwork and adaptability.