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Stimuli for nautical training

BREMEN. The “Berufsbildungsstelle Seeschifffahrt” (BBS), a German vocational training institute for maritime shipping, published its 2022 annual report in late April. In this report, the Association makes it clear that the number of new recruits, compared to 2021, had risen by ten per cent, but that this rise did not address the desired trend reversal. “We need even more maritime training recruits, in order to guarantee maritime know-how in shipping and thus in Germany as a business location,” emphasised the chairmen of BBS Erik Hirsch and Peter Geitmann. We will only achieve this goal if the right channels are found to make the attractiveness of various training and apprenticeship programmes in shipping tangible for young people. A step in the right direction will be this year’s programme of events, including an open day that will take place at all three maritime vocational colleges in Elsfleth, Lübeck-Travemünde and Rostock in September. Moreover, the BBS intends to honour the 40th anniversary of ship mechanic training in November this year, with a festive event on the training ship “Deutschland”. This will be followed on the next day by the BBS “2nd Training Conference”, where the future course and further impetus will be discussed.

Credits: Berufsbildungsstelle Seesschifffahrt

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