Workshop: Towards a pact for skills in the maritime technology industry

On Monday 16th November 2020 (15:00 to 16:30 CET), MATES coordinator Technology Centre of the Sea – CETMAR Foundation will participate in a workshop “Towards a pact for skills in the maritime technology industry” as part of Business2Sea.

This workshop will present how skill requirements in the blue economy will likely change in the future as a result of emerging trends such as digitalisation, the rising demand for more sustainable practices and the adoption of new technologies.

Framing the session, the Pact for Skills of the European Skills Agenda will be presented as a new engagement model to encompass efforts from industry, public and private employers, social partners, education and training providers and employment agencies.

The session will also showcase the outcomes and proposals of MATES alongside the complementary projects SeaSkills and Sherpa do Mar. The focus will be on key sectors such as shipbuilding, blue renewable energy and maritime transport. The workshop will launch a debate on the needs for reskilling and upskilling activities to move in a timely way towards a more efficient and sustainable future.

Business2Sea is an international event facilitating interaction among people and organisations and promoting projects and businesses within the marine economy. The event is organised by Forum Oceano and Technology Centre of the Sea – CETMAR Foundation.

 

For more information on the workshop and Business2Sea visit http://business2sea.org/b2sea-2019-eng/ 

For registration visit http://business2sea.org/registration-eng/

 

 

This workshop is part of the official European Vocational Skills Week 2020. European Vocational Skills Week is an annual event where local, regional or national organisations showcase the very best of vocational education and training (VET). This year’s theme is VET for Green and Digital Transitions, in line with the Commission priorities of a “European Green Deal” and a “Europe fit for the digital age”.

 

 

Workshop agenda and speakers:

15:00: Welcome words – Carlos Maio, QSR Consulting

15:05: Opening address: “The pact for skills: a new engagement model” – Felix Rohn, DG EMPL European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Unit E.2 – Skills and qualifications – Belgium

15:15:MATES: A skills blueprint for shipbuilding and offshore renewable energy” – Lucía Fraga Lago, Technology Centre of the Sea – CETMAR Foundation, Head of Training Department – Spain

15:25: SkillSea: A skills strategy for the maritime transport industry” – tbc

15:35:“Sherpa do Mar project: boosting entrepreneurship in the maritime” – Andrea Ogando, Vigo University – Spain

15:45: Break out session: Setting priorities for a successful skilling strategy in the maritime industrial ecosystems – offshore renewable energy, shipbuilding, maritime transport.

Facilitators: Carlos Maio, QSR Consulting, Lucía Fraga Lago, Amaya Soto Rey, Susana Bastón Meira, Technology Centre of the Sea – CETMAR Foundation, Alberte Román Losada, Vigo University – Spain,

The groups will debate on the strategic needs for a Pact for Skills in their sector, and good practices on recruitment and training provision. A hypothetical case will be proposed to prioritise the actions that should be undertaken to guarantee a successful skills ecosystem under a pact for skills.

16:20: Presentation of break out session results and next steps

Facilitators: Carlos Maio, QSR Consulting, Lucía Fraga Lago, Amaya Soto Rey, Susana Bastón Meira, Technology Centre of the Sea – CETMAR Foundation, SkillSea project, tbc,  Alberte Román Losada, Vigo University

16:30: Closure