Denmark Launches Offshore Education and Training Initiatives
Monday, September 30, 2013
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As part of the implementation of the Danish government’s Plan for Growth in the Blue Denmark, 21 initiatives are now being launched in order to target education and training in the offshore sector, further qualify the labor force and create growth and jobs.

The offshore industry is one of Denmark’s commercial positions of strength that is experiencing great growth. A working group established by the Danish Government under the auspices of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education and with participation from the Danish Maritime Authority presents 21 proposals for initiatives meeting the industry’s need for qualified labor. The Minister for Science, Innovation and Higher Education and the Minister for Business and Growth published the report of the working group containing the 21 recommendations on September 27.

The working group has analyzed the competence needs in the offshore sector at large and assesses that there is no need to develop new education and training. Instead, the industry should increase the recruitment for and target the alternatives built into existing education and training programs as well as develop and focus supplementary training and education within the specialist areas in demand in the industry.

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