Our mission statement
"Offer an overview of current Marine and Maritime education, whilst being a supporting framework to foster new training initiatives with exchange of best practice including a set of tools for assistance and insights in Marine and Maritime focussed trainings"
In other words, the Marine Training Platform had as objective to become the one-stop-shop
- for trainees in search of European Marine and Maritime training initiatives,
- for trainers in search of assistance for organizing European Marine and Maritime training initiatives,
- for stakeholders in search of insights into European Marine and Maritime training initiatives.
The Blue training approach: “Bridging the Blue Careers’ skills gap of tomorrow, today”
Tomorrow’s generation of Marine engineers, high level technicians, scientists and other trainees need to be able to work at a systems level, applying multi-disciplinary knowledge to address complex Marine and Maritime issues which cut across scientific, environmental, economic and social systems. Based on data from Marine Training Platform it is clear that the number of Marine and Maritime training initiatives in Europe is significant. Despite this, an underrepresentation of topics related to the EC “Blue Growth” agenda is present in the current course offer. Consequently, a mismatch exists between knowledge and competences provided by higher educational establishments and the Blue economy's future workforce requirements.
In order to boost the development of “Blue Careers”, the EMBRC Marine Training Platform offers an overview of current Marine and Maritime training, whilst being a supporting framework to foster new Blue Growth training initiatives and supporting exchange of best practice including a set of tools for the hosting and advertisement of Blue Career focussed trainings. In the forthcoming period, next to increasing the visibility of new trainings, the platform will expand its services for end-users. The supporting framework committed to training organizers will offer a dedicated E-Learning Platform and tailor-made solutions for extensive advertisement, application and registration follow-up, dissemination of training material, and discerning certification.