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National Maritime – ‘The Big Skills Debate’

10 October 2017

National Maritime – ‘The Big Skills Debate’

The National Maritime ‘BIG SKILLS DEBATE‘ is delivered in partnership with Jobs in Maritime , the Greenwich Maritime Centre (GMC) and the Shipbuilders and Shiprepairers Association (SSA). The event further supports our work around, encouraging and developing closer collaboration between all industries within the UK maritime cluster to drive economic growth.

The debates Chairperson:

  • Andrew Bull, Headmaster, The London Nautical School

The panel:

  • Tony Graham, Chairman, The UK Naval Engineering Science and Technology Forum (UKNEST)
  • Peter Aylott, Chairman, Education and Training, The Honourable Company of Master Mariners (HCMM)
  • Susan Potter, HC Development Manager, DP World London Gateway
  • Sally Atkinson, Project Manager, Parkoll Marine Engineering Limited
  • James Burr, Head of Human Resources, MBNA Thames Clippers
  • Dr Christopher Ware, MA Programme lead International Maritime Policy., Greenwich Maritime Centre
  • Ben Willows, Chief Executive, UKSA

The expert panel represents UK maritime cluster interests in naval design and engineering, the merchant navy, port operations, fisheries, shipbuilding, inland waterways and education.

The debate will explore how corporates, entrepreneurs and governments currently collaborate to deliver maritime training that best supports business succession planning, it will challenge existing UK maritime training provision and funding streams and take the opportunity to consider how the national ‘skills gap’ discussion can be simplified to encourage wider participation and collaboration from across the UK maritime cluster. The format will be a 90 minute panel debate (BBC Question Time panel delivery). The event includes a drinks reception.

Event Registration: 17.30 hrs

Cost:

£20 + VAT for National Maritime SSA members

£25 + VAT for Non-Members

For more details or to purchase your ticket please email peter.green@nmdg.co.uk

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