MARMED Project wants to bring substantial contribution to the upskilling of current Manager of Maritime Clusters, in order to respond to emerging capacity building needs of current and future Maritime Clusters Manager, allowing this professional profile to represent a key driver of change at EU and international level, and helping Clusters to become open, collaborative, interconnected, mission-oriented, innovation-driven and, overall, SDG-driven ecosystems.
Maritime Clusters represent important policy tools to support sustainable growth and jobs across the Mediterranean. They promote the uptake of innovation, knowledge, skills as well as access to finance – ensuring that the support provided is effective and locally grounded. This is possible through joint actions promoted by socio-economic and institutional actors at the local, national, EU and sub-regional levels.
Cluster management is a diverse and rather demanding activity, which requires a large set of different skills. However, there are very few training opportunities available for the present and future Maritime Cluster Managers.
The project, through the collaboration between Maritime Clusters, Research Centers, and Vocational Training Providers, will design, pilot, evaluate a transversal training program targeted at employees of Maritime Clusters and potential ones to contribute to the definition of a new highly qualified professional profile in the Blue Economy sector and increase the competitiveness of Maritime Clusters.
New Professional Profiles
WP1 – PROJECT MANAGEMENT
LEADER – FORMARE
Coordination of project activities, including scheduling of meeting on regular basis, financial management, quality management, risk management, and all the activities aimed to ensure a successful project delivery
WP2 – SKILL GAPS ANALYSIS
LEADER -CLUSTER BIG
Analysis of possible skills gaps in the sector and creation of a list of
possible competences to be measured to highlight the gap.
WP3 – METHODOLOGY AND DESIGN OF TRAINING ACTIVITIES
LEADER – METROPOLITAN COLLEGE
Preparation of the Curriculum, Preparation of an e-portfolio,
Design of a training platform, development of a training evaluation
WP4 – PILOTING AND PRACTICAL TRAINING
LEADER – MARITIME MT
Elaboration and delivery of training content for trainers, Delivering
of Piloting Online Training and Study Visit, Training Assessment.
WP5 – STAKEHOLDERS MOBILIZATION AND SET OF RECOMMENDATION FOR BLUE CLUSTER MANAGER
LEADER – FORMARE
Organization of events, Stakeholders mobilization and consensus