Blue Skills in Malta | 12 May 2022 | Hybrid (Malta – Online)

12 May 2022 - 12 May 2022

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Skill shortage in the Maltese islands is a challenge faced by numerous maritime industry operators, reflecting amongst others, the lack of investment in maritime education and training, and the lack of awareness by the general public on the job opportunities offered by the maritime industry.

Given the strategic and economic importance of the maritime industry to Malta, the availability of blue skills in the labour market is a key element to securing the growth of the economic contribution of the sector in the years to come.

Indeed, the maritime sector offers a wide range of employment opportunities spread over various activities, requiring diverse skills, knowledge and expertise.

Digitalisation, automation and technological advancements also require a new set of skills and qualifications, which offer a variety of opportunities for jobs in research, innovation and development aspects of the field.

A seminar organised by the Maltese National Hub for the WestMED Initiative aims to create an opportunity for key stakeholders in the Maltese blue economy to come together to identify the skills gap between the education offer and labour market needs and explore the strengths and available opportunities to bridge this gap.

Read more on the Malta ‘in my country’ event page