Stage 2

How to make Human Resource Systems for ships more effective and robust: Matching numbers and competence requirements with educational institutes and industry requirements in the future.

Category: Maritime HR and Training


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:

  • Competency gaps between CoC criteria and emerging actual needs on-board.
  • Skill sets required for handling different kinds of vessels including Autonomous vessels - gap analysis and methodologies to achieve.

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: 

  • Industry survey conducted by the IMRC team which received participation from industry and academia across maritime sector.
  • Review of the Outcomes of IMRC 2020 which were focus areas and burning issues in various industry sectors 
  • Study and review of the Maritime India Vision 2030 document by the Government of India. 

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: 

  • Write a research paper for publication and reference
  • Present my research/work on the topic by participating in the Panel
  • I have a long working experience in this sector and can contribute to meaningful discussion

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:

Based on your response and overall responses received globally, the select committee will shortlist and finalize contributors for each session.

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