Blue Skills and Training in the Marine & Maritime Industry – Opportunities for Growth

Strengthening Ireland’s offering in blue skills and training is an important step to supporting the ongoing growth and opportunities developing in the marine and maritime sector in Ireland.

The Marine Ireland Industry Network (MIIN) organised a virtual event around this topic, follow a study commissioned by the Marine Institute around the feasibility of marine internships and work placements. The virtual event took place on the 30th August with 81 attendees tuning in online. This event was a fantastic opportunity to hear about the opportunities for recruitment and upskilling in the marine and maritime industry, while showcasing our MIIN training providers to a wide audience.

Don’t worry if you were unable to attend on the day, a full recording of our event is available here.

Speakers on the day included:

  • Rory McGuire (Flagship Management) – Marine Industry Recruitment: Engaging Early
  • Mark Ruane (Green Tech Skillnet) – Green Skills for Offshore Wind
  • Karl Bonner (Killybegs Marine Cluster/ATU) – Marine Traineeships in the Donegal Region

MIIN would like to extend a special thanks to our speakers Rory, Mark and Karl for their insightful presentations and knowledge on the topic. We also want to highlight the training providers within our network including; ASL Safety & Training Ltd., BIM, Errigal Training Centre, The Seamanship Centre and NMCI. It was great to see such a keen interest in skills and training from all our attendees.

We believe this event provided members with an introduction to a much larger topic on Marine Skills and Training, and we are looking forward to expanding our discussion at our next MIIN Event, which will be held in person in Co. Wexford on the 23rd of November – so save the date!

To view our speaker presentations and MIIN training provider slides, please click here.

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