Does the maritime skills supply match the demand by industry and offer entrepreneurial opportunities?
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SUNDAY, 13 OCTOBER 2019 - Registration & Cocktail Reception
17:00 - 20:30
Delegate registration / Cocktail evening
Venue: Durban ICC
Dress: Smart Casual
“South Africa has a maritime skills crisis that mirrors global conditions, characterised by a mismatch between the available pool of employees and market demand.”
South Africa’s post-school education and training institutions are “relatively close to being able to produce the number of graduates that the Ocean Economy requires. However, the capacity is out of alignment with current market needs.”
Activating the economic potential of the maritime domain depends on availability of the skilled people needed by industry – delivered by quality education and training that is informed by credible market intelligence on current and future skills needs. SAIMI’s 2018 Oceans Economy Skills Development Assessment for South Africa highlighted the significant mismatch between the types of skills currently being produced and actual industry needs.
The Forward Thinking for Maritime Education and Training Excellence conference will focus on finding solutions to the current imbalance in skills supply and demand. The intended outcome is a targeted and achievable plan of action developed through the active participation of delegates, to be driven by SAIMI in partnership with stakeholders in industry, education and government.
The conference aims to arrive at a workable model for maritime labour market forecasting and skills planning as a tool for matching skills supply to future demand. The conference will also explore how to build the capacity of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to deliver the skills needed by industry, and improving the system of work-integrated learning for training of artisans and for seafarers in terms of availability of training berths.
Download more information on the conference scope and planned outputs below.
TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION
The conference runs for 1.5 days on 14 and 15 October 2019, with registration and a networking cocktail function on 13 October.
Registration will also be available on 14 October.
The programme includes international perspectives on strategies to grow the oceans economy and the opportunities and challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution for maritime education and training.
Dedicated plenary sessions and panel discussions will focus on skills supply and demand issues across the sectors of seafarer development, fisheries and aquaculture, marine manufacturing, offshore oil and gas, and marine protection and governance. Maritime enterprise development, industry-education partnerships, and issues around qualifications and articulation will also be discussed.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call:
Tanaka Mugabe: 041 504 4080
Soraya Artman: 041 504 1090
Liesl Stowman: 041 504 3028
Sinomtha Gede: 041 504 3122
Prof Sibongile Muthwa
CHAIR: ADVISORY BOARD OF SAIMI
Prof Momoko Kitada
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: WORLD MARITIME UNIVERSITY, SWEDEN
EXECUTIVE OFFICER: NATIONAL SKILLS FUND
CEO: SOUTHERN AFRICAN SHIPYARDS
CEO (ACTING): SOUTH AFRICAN MARITIME SAFETY AUTHORITY
SOUTH AFRICAN OIL & GAS ALLIANCE
HEAD OF SECRETARIAT: HRDCSA
CEO: THYSSENKRUPP REGIONAL OFFICE FOR SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Prof Patrick Vrancken
THE SOUTH AFRICAN RESEARCH CHAIR IN THE LAW OF THE SEA AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
CEO: SWISS-SOUTH AFRICAN COOPERATION INITIATIVE
Prof Wikus van Niekerk
DEAN OF ENGINEERING: STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
Prof Kethamonie Naidoo
DIRECTOR: PROGRAMME ACCREDITATION AT THE COUNCIL ON HIGHER EDUCATION (CHE)
Prof Raymond Durrheim
SA RESEARCH CHAIR IN EXPLORATION, EARTHQUAKE AND MINING SEISMOLOGY: UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND
DIRECTOR: DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING
EXECUTIVE MANAGER: SABBEX
HOD MARITIME STUDIES: CPUT
COMMERCIAL MANAGER: SAMTRA
Elsie du Toit
ACTING PRINCIPAL: UMFOLOZI TVET COLLEGE
Dr Deborah Robertson-Andersson
HONORARY RESEARCH FELLOW: UKZN
GROUP HR MANAGER: DORMAC MARINE & ENGINEERING
VICE CHAIRPERSON: FISHSA
Capt Ian Hlongwane
MANAGER: NATIONAL CADET PROGRAMME: SAIMI
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST: OCEANA GROUP
CEO (ACTING): SOUTH AFRICAN OIL AND GAS ALLIANCE
CEO (ACTING): SAIMI
OPERATIONS MANAGER: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES
MARITIME COMPLIANCE MANAGER
CHAIRPERSON (INTERIM): WESTERN CAPE MARITIME CLUSTER
EXECUTIVE OFFICER: MARITIME CHAMBER | TETA
SENIOR MANAGER: OPERATION PHAKISA SKILLS INITIATIVE
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER: COEGA IDZ
MANAGER: MARITIME (MKI)
HR ADVISOR: AMSOL
BOARD MEMBER & DIRECTOR: SOUTH AFRICAN MARITIME BUSINESS FORUM
CHAIRPERSON: TILAPIA AQUACULTURE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA
LCdr Paul Mxolisi Kuhlase
STAFF OFFICER: NAVAL EDUCATION TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT, SA NAVY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR: SKILLS DEVELOPMENT UNIT - WESTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM
RESEARCH MANAGER: EDUCATION & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT UNIT - HSRC
CREW & TRAINING CO-ORDINATOR: KLAVENESS SHIP MANAGEMENT
Capt Ravi Naicker
SENIOR MANAGER: SAMSA
DIRECTOR: NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT SOUTH AFRICA INC.
CLIENT RELATIONS MANAGER: merSETA (WC)
Dr Vishal Surban
LECTURER | SCHOOL OF LAW | UNIT FOR MARITIME LAW & MARINE STUDIES| UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL