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Young people to maritime training programs

Young people to maritime training programs

21-09-2016 08:00:00


Danish Maritime is part of a campaign to get parents to talk education with their children. Employers are crying out for more skilled employees, but three out of four parents who have children that are between 14 and 23 years old, would advise their children to take a high school education.

"The maritime industry can look towards a future where there will be a need for skilled workers, something that is not fulfilled today. We need more young people choose a vocational education so that we in turn can have exciting jobs for them," says Director Jenny N. Braat, Danish Maritime.

Danish Maritime participates as partner in a new campaign Ditbarnsfremtid.dk with the five regions as well Danske Erhvervsskoler, KL, DA, LO and HK. The campaign will run movies, ads and a campaign site which should interest parents and prepare them for the talk with their children.

"The campaign focuses on providing parents with the knowledge they lack - not the knowledge they already have. Therefore, we try to catch the parents at home via social and printed media and TV in hopes of opening their eyes to the good job and education opportunities of the industry. We simply want to include vocational training in the education talk. For they are not right now," says Inge Prip, chairman of the steering committee of the Regional Youth Unit.

The maritime industry can follow and participate in the campaign HERE

Source: Danske Maritime / Maritime Denmark


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