Training the Trainers


The Training the Trainers initiative (TT) is part of the “Advanced Skills in Safety, Environment and Security at Sea-ASSESS” project, approved and co-funded in the framework of the Call Blue Careers in Europe and launched by DG Mare. The project aims to realize three specific education and training paths, in English language, for human resources, both employed and young people, that will be able to manage safety and security issues in the maritime sector. The partnership, made up from mareFVG, University of Trieste, Lloyd’s Register EMEA, National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics (OGS) and National Research Council (CNR INSEAN), with the collaboration of Fincantieri and Wärtsilä, strives for the courses to become an international reference on these topics that are becoming more and more relevant for the maritime sector in Europe as well as in the world.

The Training the Trainers Initiative is a refresher course for technical teachers in secondary higher technical institutes. Teachers will acquire new skills and knowledge in multidisciplinary areas of maritime safety, the environment and security at sea. They will then be able to transfer the knowledge they have acquired to their own students in order to develop their vocation towards maritime jobs.

The course is held in English. It starts during the Fall of 2018 and consists of 16 hours of classroom teaching. It is held at the University of Trieste. At the end of the training the teachers will be evaluated with a final test that will prove the achievement of main assumptions provided by the course. Moreover, teachers will be requested to define the contents of at least 2 lessons addressed to their students and focused on the specific maritime topics learned during the TT initiative.


The TT initiative is opened to Technical subjects’ teachers of second level higher technical institutes, from Italia, Slovenia and Croatia.

5 attendants at maximum will be selected.

Skills to be acquired:

The aim of the TT initiative is to spread specific maritime issues to high schools’ students through their teachers in order to anticipate their understanding of the most relevant practices in use in the sector. It is expected that each teacher will be able to transfer, year by year, “maritime Blue Growth” concepts to his students during regular lessons. In this way, the project strives to have an orientation function and at the same time, take students closer to enterprises’ world. In fact, among the market expressed needs there is a huge request of qualified human resources especially in the maritime technologies’ sector.


The classroom teaching 16 hours are divided as follows:


Work in progress…