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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
  1. Mobilising public and private stakeholders in port sectors to promote life-long professional training and personal development for the citizen.
     

  2. Enlarging the mix of profiles and promoting skills transfers, to improve flexibility and move beyond the sector-based approach. Without discrimination
     

  3. Providing training in preparation for the deployment of smart and green technologies in cities and ports.
     

  4. Promoting interactions and projects between schools, training institutes and the professional world.
     

  5. 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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Good practice
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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Good practice
Bilbao [Spain]

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.

+ Info on fund Ports 4.0

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