Monday, 10 October 2016 - The IMarEST, through an industry survey and subsequent roundtable discussion, set out to explore and address the burgeoning skills gap and training requirements within the shipping industry.
The maritime sector is unique in how it trains new talent taking up a shipping career – other industries don’t take on raw recruits as early as 17 or 18 years old. Is the shipping sector getting the best talent at the right stage, or are we making it too difficult by having too broader expectation of what we need?
There is rarely a job that can be considered as being ‘for life’ but there has been a general view that the maritime sector needs to promote itself in a way to attract new talent. Can the industry do more to showcase how a shipping can be both an attractive and rewarding career?
This document is set to discuss the above questions and has sought the opinions of the shipping sector across South East Asia to address the burgeoning skills gap and training requirements within the shipping industry.
Support for this project
Whilst the IMarEST has acted as a conduit to pull together the views of the wider maritime sector and bring together a panel of shipping companies, regulators, training companies and unions, it is with the financial support of principle sponsor Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Singapore) Pte Ltd and additional sponsor Norstar Shipmanagement. Without their support, this activity would not have been possible and ability to provide a positive discussion to address this key topic has been hugely valuable.