Lifelong learning, mobility and new training programs in the blue economy
Best practices and user stories - Study
The Blue Economy is evolving fast, here in Europe, as in the rest of the world. Maritime activities across the board have benefited from high-tech advances. Digitalization and globalization have presented welcome opportunities and unforeseen challenges. Whether in established sectors like shipbuilding or tourism or in emerging ones like ocean energy or marine biotechnology, new methods have meant new growth. And this means that the skills and competences required of workers change over time. We need to help people keep up with the pace of the modern world. Educational institutes and industry... need to join forces and develop appropriate schemes for life-long learning and for mobility across the blue economy. Those teaching and learning methods must be constantly updated to reflect new disciplines. For several years now the EU has been promoting lifelong learning and mobility through a variety of programmes - all aiming, like the stories in the booklet, to make the European work force cutting-edge, inclusive and labour-market ready.