Context and Overview:
Competency mapping and gap analysis for the seafarer of 2030 - The gap between curriculum, syllabus and course content vs industry expectation, has a negative impact on employability. This topic will explore the:
Reputed organizations such as IMO, BIMCO, Drewry regularly publish reports that project shortage of seagoing nautical and engineer officers.
This information very often results in enhancement of MTI capacities and establishment of new institutes. Unfortunately, while this may enhance the number of seafarers at trainee levels, it does not address the shortage which exists at higher ranks and for different vessel types.
The challenges are several fold, including – lack of clarity on future demand, availability of "apprenticeship berths" i.e., completion of sea time; and sluggishness in upward mobility of seafarers in ranks due to limitations of numbers clearing higher competency examinations.
The session will explore details into the projected shortage. Reasons leading up to the shortage and Alternatives with Internships & employment: Establish a system of INTERNSHIP for students during education, training & skill development courses.
How was the problem statement formulated?
The IMRC 2022 problem statements are the result of Stage I – Confluence of Ideas conducted from August 2021 to October 2021. The Confluence of ideas involved the following activities:
The result was: 7 SOLID TOPICAL PROBLEM STATEMENTS formulated by the IMRC committee which require our attention on a priority basis, target SDGs, and are from various areas across the maritime sector.
Invitation to PARTICIPATE:
As we embark on Stage 2 – Participation, we welcome you to browse through these carefully selected and formulated problem statements. These will be the focus of IMRC 2022. We invite you to participate by nominating yourself or your colleagues who would like to join us as we explore solutions to these problem statements. You can contribute in several ways:
Fill the form and join us as we start the quest for sustainable solutions for the problem statements. You can fill the form below or click here to access the form: https://forms.office.com/r/h6jQJR0S0f
Based on your response and overall responses received globally, the select committee will shortlist and finalize contributors for each session.