PLOCAN has participated in the roundtable “The training and employability in the Blue Economy of the Canary Islands to debate” that analysed the training needs and the generation of employment for the next years within the sector, which was organised within the framework of the 1st Fair of the Promotion of Vocations in the Blue Economy (FARO) and which was addressed to associations, companies, federations and private and public training entities related to the Blue Economy sectors in the Canary Islands.
Organisations, entities and initiatives such as the Maritime-Fishing Vocational Training Institutes (IFMP) of Lanzarote, Tenerife and Gran Canaria, the Canary Islands Employment Service (SCE), the BIOASIS initiative, the Provincial Federation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises of Metal and New Technologies of Las Palmas (FEMEPA), the Provincial Federation of Enterprises of Metal and New Technologies of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (FEMETE) and the Maritime Cluster of the Canary Islands (CMC) participated in the roundtable.
During the meeting, PLOCAN highlighted the importance of identifying the training needs of the sector in order to face the present and future challenges of the Blue Economy and to consolidate the Canary Islands as a spearhead in its development. PLOCAN presented technical profiles of high specialization that are needed to exemplify the current situation of the supply and demand related to training of the Blue Economy sectors in the Canary Islands.
The Vocations Fair in the Blue Economy (FARO), which was organised by the Ministry of Economy, Knowledge and Employment, the Technological Institute of the Canary Islands (ITC) and the Maritime Cluster of the Canary Islands, aimed to promote qualified employment linked to the Blue Economy in the Canary Islands. The event was addressed to students of secondary education, of high school education and Vocational Training, as well as unemployed people or people interested in working in the sector.
During the fair, thematic sessions were held related to training and employability in five specific areas that included marinas, aquaculture, fishing and biotechnology, port logistics, sports at sea, and ship repair.