SKILLS GAPS IN THE SHIPBUILDING AND OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTORS
The report resulted from an intensive consultation process held with the maritime technologies industry between April and July 2020 involving more than a hundred companies through surveys, and 28 experts in focus groups, from over 70 industrial organisations in Europe.
Commenting on the significance of the report and MATES activities, MATES project coordinator Lucia Fraga, CETMAR, said “This report highlights the urgent need for strategic, effective training initiatives to support Europe’s maritime workers. Now more than ever, we need to address the skills gaps in the offshore renewable energy and shipbuilding sectors to help workers adapt to our changing world and to ensure that we strengthen and protect Europe’s Blue Economy. Within MATES we are addressing this need through the development of Pilot Experiences, to test best practices for a skills strategy in the maritime industry.”