INVESTING IN HUMAN CAPITAL
HUMAN CAPITAL FOR PORT AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
INVESTING IN HUMAN CAPITAL AND DEVELOPING PORT CITIES IN A WAY THAT PROVIDES RESIDENTS, YOUNG TALENTS, PROFESSIONALS AND ENTREPRENEURS WITH THE JOBS NEEDED FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND FOR THE COMPETITIVENESS OF THE PORT COMMUNITY
Mobilising public and private stakeholders in port sectors to promote life-long professional training and personal development for the citizen.
Enlarging the mix of profiles and promoting skills transfers, to improve flexibility and move beyond the sector-based approach. Without discrimination
Providing training in preparation for the deployment of smart and green technologies in cities and ports.
Promoting interactions and projects between schools, training institutes and the professional world.
Creating collaborative spaces for experimentation: technology halls, co-working spaces, Learning Centers, Port Centers etc., to encourage interaction and stimulate new projects.
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Human Capital Development is one of the key vectors for the Port Authority of Algeciras. There are three key interconnected areas, in which the port authority has invested to become a smart port and center for research and innovation. First, cooperates with the University of Cadiz (UCA), in the Master courses for port engineering, management and logistics. Second, this cooperation will be strengthened with the new facilities the port authority is planning in the port-city interface, the plan of Lago Marítimo in the area of the Llano Amarillo. In the new building, the UCA will have an innovation center for port and logistics, and it will be the headquarters of the European University of the Seas. The same project also includes a new port center and museum. Finally, the port authority is also developing a program named Journey of Innovation, including the Algeciras Brainport initiative. This program wants to nurture an open innovation culture in the port authority and port community, exploring the opportunities new technologies bring to improve logistic services and integrated solutions. This I+D+i program includes support to start ups and awards for master students, besides events and open calls for ideas.
Puertos del Estado from Spain, created the Ports 4.0, an innovation fund, to economically support new start-ups and researches in maritime and logistics. To impulse innovative projects, the Port of Bilbao created its own innovation and research hub named Bilbao Port Lab. In the lab there will be working groups with local partners such as the Basque Government, Mondragon University, municipalities and other members of the port community. The Lab shows the potential of new port activities and the need to establish cooperation with educational centres. Other initiatives in Spain that have also worked to develop human capital are the Blue Growth initiative in Vigo and the Valenciaport Foundation.
La Rochelle [France]
Port of La Rochelle has a website dedicated to port economy and employment. The initiative has been done in cooperation with Union Maritime, gathering 35 port companies. The main goals is to give disclosure to port employment and facilitate the process for future applicants. The website is only one of the elements of the program "Cap sur l’économie portuaire", developed by the port and Union Maritime to increase the visibility of port related professions.
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