Bridging education and business in the blue economy
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In any well-functioning economy, education and industry are two sides of the same coin. The blue economy – comprising the sustainable use of ocean's resources - is no exception: training should reflect the reality of the job market. At the same time industry should be vigilantly passing on new trends so that they are reflected in education. This is particularly true for the maritime economy: from brand-new undertakings for renewable energy or biotech to traditional ones for shipping or tourism, sectors are forever evolving. The constant conversation between business and education makes sure... that people not only have the right skills for today, but that they are able to adapt and evolve with time. The economic benefit for employers is obvious. For young people, combining classroom and workplace experience has many advantages: it improves their skills, boosts their motivation and can open doors for them later.