The event aims at promoting the dynamic profile of the Shipping Industry and the career opportunities to the younger generation.
CAREER4SEA Virtual Forum is scheduled on Wednesday 16th of December 2020
CAREER4SEA Awards Ceremony
Time Schedule: 07:00-08:00 LONDON / 09:00-10:00 ATHENS / 15:00-16:00 SINGAPORE
CAREER4SEA Educational Award
CAREER4SEA Ship Operator Award
CAREER4SEA Initiative Award
CAREER4SEA New Generation Award – Men
CAREER4SEA New Generation Award – Women
CAREER4SEA Personality Award
Panel #1 – Career @ Sea: Discussing the daily life and challenges of seafarers
Time Schedule: 08:00-09:15 LONDON / 10:00-11:15 ATHENS / 16:00-17:15 SINGAPORE
Last year’s SAFETY4SEA Crew Wellness survey revealed that industry’s awareness and efforts towards crew welfare have started to bring results while issues like connectivity, onboard socializing etc improving. However, currently due to the pandemic, seafarers are facing new challenges which make shipboard life not so attractive as it used to be.
What are the biggest challenges that seafarers face on board before and during the pandemic?
What should be our priorities for the post pandemic industry with respect to crew welfare?
What are the issues we should be working towards with to provide for a better life onboard?
How could we motivate the new generation to seek a career in shipping?
Panel #2 – Future Skills & career paths for the maritime sector
Time Schedule: 09:30-10:45 LONDON / 11:30-12:45 ATHENS / 17:30-18:45 SINGAPORE
Professional qualification, soft and hard skills are important when a new candidate applies for a job. However, if all these do not match the industry needs it would be dream not becoming reality. We need to focus more on developing skills such as teamwork, communication, leadership and other soft skills to assist new entrants, so how can we cultivate a new mindset?
What are the future skills required for the next shipping generation?
What are the essential skills and attitude to move industry forward?
What should be the new training methods?
How can we embed effectively into the industry role leadership models, mentoring and coaching styles?
Panel #3 – Maritime career opportunities for the younger generation
Time Schedule: 11:00-12:15 LONDON / 13:00-14:15 ATHENS / 19:00-20:15 SINGAPORE
There is no single tip that would make a career prosperous overnight. In fact, success requires patience; it is a long process that bring results through hard work, persistence, and determination. Being part of the maritime world turns everyday work into both exciting and challenging adventures. The industry needs to act now to make shipping more attractive to attract new talent.
What are the challenges and opportunities for those who wish to pursue a career in shipping industry?
Has shipping left behind its traditional model? How ready is the industry to embrace change at all levels?
How is the younger generation thinking about shipping? How should we work to change their perception?
Industry is improving the digital and green footprint now, more than ever! How can this be of help in attracting new talent?
Panel #4 – Career @ Shore: Exploring opportunities
Time Schedule: 12:30-13:45 LONDON / 14:30-15:45 ATHENS / 20:30-21:45 SINGAPORE
Working in the maritime industry does not necessarily means working onboard ships. The industry involves many sectors; overall is an exciting field which holds many lucrative opportunities while people with different expertise can find a satisfying professional life in many areas ashore. Let’s explore the several career opportunities that the industry offers ashore.
What are the key areas of employment within the maritime industry?
How many departments does a shipping organization involve?
What knowledge and expertise background are needed across the different sectors?
What could be a worthwhile career investment (in energy, time, money) for young people who wish to join the industry?