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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 

Fincantieri, the Liguria Region and the trade unions Cgil, Cisl and Uil, are behind new initiatives to encourage training and recruitment of shipyard workers.

Courses at technical higher education institutes are being extended, with a new educational pathway meeting the employment needs of the shipbuilding sector starting in Liguria at the Accademia della Marina Mercantile (the Merchant Navy Academy).     

Courses will centre on technician training, specialising in supervising construction of onboard systems and overseeing outitting, assembly, and testing of electrical systems and devices, automation systems, air-conditioning systems and others systems. Requesting these courses, Fincantieri underlined their need in order to train people to acquire this specific profile. Other companies have identified similar needs, resulting in a partnership between Fincantieri, San Giorgio al Porto, Amico e Co, T.Mariotti and Tecnomarine.

Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, said: “Implementing this course is an important step in our strategy of recruiting highly specialised workforce. We believe that the shipbuilding segment, like every high-tech sector, needs young and highly qualified profiles able to enter the labor market early with a wealth of skills already compliant with the demands of the segment. The market urges it, and this need is even more compelling considering the cruise industry’s huge growth”. Bono concluded: “I also believe that the technical institutes shaped the backbone of the modern national industry, playing a key part in the training of the middle management, allowing the development of the production system". This is an ever-present requirement and for this reason we welcome the renewed cooperation with the Liguria Region”.

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