This document provides a powerful decision-making tool for persons that either have clear professional development goals or uncertainties related to the progression of their career paths, including minimum education and training requirements for many of the maritime-related occupations. It aims to assist candidates to take the necessary steps to meet their goals. This document seeks to assist professionals in (or those who would like to enter) the maritime sector, on board or ashore, in determining their professional goals, establishing how to achieve them through this proactive tool, taking into consideration:
— personal circumstances and academic background;
— previous work experience, knowledge and skills;
— short, medium and long-term ambitions;
— changing education and training requirements resulting from continual industry evolution;
— current and future job opportunities,
— impact of technology, and
— shifting personal interests, attitudes, abilities, and goals.
This document helps identify many of the potential jobs within the maritime industry, on board and ashore, in order to provide alternative career paths.