Blue Ca­reer 2015 looks at mar­itime job prospects

Financial Mirror (Cyprus) - - FRONT PAGE -

“Blue Ca­reer 2015”, a two-day event which aims to raise aware­ness amongst the younger gen­er­a­tion for jobs in the marine and mar­itime in­dus­try, in­clud­ing oil and gas, will be held on Thurs­day at newly es­tab­lished Mar­itime Academy (In­ter­col­lege build­ing), in Lar­naca and on Fri­day at the Cyprus Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy in Li­mas­sol.

This the third an­nual event and is be­ing co-or­gan­ised by the Cyprus Short­sea Pro­mo­tion Cen­tre (www.short­sea.org.cy), the Cyprus Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy, the Mar­itime In­sti­tute of Eastern Mediter­ranean (www.marinem.org) and the newly founded Cyprus Mar­itime Academy.

This year’s event will see par­tic­i­pants from sec­ondary schools, univer­si­ties, un­em­ployed grad­u­ates and other pro­fes­sion­als and in­cludes pre­sen­ta­tions by ex­perts from both the pri­vate and public sec­tors. The guest speak­ers will also high­light the spe­cific qual­i­fi­ca­tions re­quired for each dis­ci­pline, what their du­ties and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties will be, as well as their fu­ture em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties and ca­reer de­vel­op­ment. The event will be held in Greek and en­trance will be free. Speak­ers in­clude Zacharias Siok­ouros, Lloyd’s Register Marine Busi­ness Man­ager Cyprus – Pres­i­dent of MarInEM; Ste­lios Mavro­mous­takos, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, Cyprus Mar­itime Academy; Panikos Gior­goudes, Se­nior duca­tion Of­fi­cer, Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion and Cul­ture; Alessia Cloc­chi­atti, Ad­min­is­tra­tive Co­or­di­na­tor, DG MARE, Euro­pean Com­mis­sion; Yian­nis Mourouzides, Act­ing Di­rec­tor of Re­search and Plan­ning, Hu­man Re­source De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity; Kyr­i­a­cos Kyr­i­a­cou, Marine Surveyor, Sea­far­ers Di­vi­sion, Depart­ment of Mer­chant Ship­ping; Anas­ta­sis Filip­pou, As­so­ci­a­tion Mer­chant Marine Of­fi­cers; Ionas Koulen­tros, Marine Engi­neer; Demetris Char­alam­bous, Se­nior Man­ager - Ho­tel Oper­a­tions & On­board Rev­enues, Ce­lestyal Cruises; as well as rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Cyprus Ship­ping Cham­ber, Cyprus Naval Ar­chi­tects & Marine Engi­neers As­so­ci­a­tion, the Univer­sity of Nicosia, the Univer­sity of Cyprus, Columbia Ship­man­agemet Ltd., div­ing in­struc­tors, ac­count­ing and ship-man­age­ment firms, and the Ports Au­thor­ity.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, con­tact info@short­sea.org.cy /ad­min@marinem.org or call +357 2502 5531.

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