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WestMED – Malta


We are excited to announce that we will be participating in the WestMED Initiative event in Floriana, Malta

The Maltese National Hub for the WestMED Initiative and the Malta Maritime Forum are organising an event on Thursday 12th May 2022.

Blue Skills in Malta: Bridging the Skills Gap through Education and Ocean Literacy.

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.

The 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. Education providers together with industry operators and public entities are therefore invited to attend this event to share their views towards finding solutions to this challenge. The seminar will be looking at the blue skills most pressing needs in the country from a holistic perspective, with a special focus put on a number of key priority sectors.

For more information, see here

Representing AquaBioTech Group, George D. Mantas, our Business Development Director, will be one of the speakers in the session on the “Identification of Skills Gaps in the Maltese Maritime Industries”.

Save the date and time: 12th May 2022 | from 10:00am – 11:15am

George D. Mantas | gdm@aquabt.com