In the context of the European project Blue Career Centre of Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea (MENTOR), the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and in specific the Laboratory for Maritime Transport organised and hosted the 1st Career Fair for Blue Professionals for Greece in the Multimedia centre of NTUA at the ground floor of the Central Library Building in the Zografou Campus.
This event took place on Tuesday December 5, 2017 from 09:00 to 13:30.
More than 130 people attended the Career Fair including 16 and 17 year old students from the “Theomitor” High School, undergraduate and postgraduate students from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA and the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), students from the Merchant Marine Academy of Aspropyrgos, along with young professionals from the so called Blue sector.
Fifteen invited speakers discussed the required qualifications, relevant skills and the existing and future opportunities for taking up a career in the Blue economy and in particular in shipping, the offshore oil and gas industry, aquaculture or the cruise industry. The Career Fair also included a voluntary “career boosting” scheme which will be the start of a mentoring process for selected students and young professionals of the aforementioned domains.
The 1st Career Fair for Blue Professionals for Greece was concluded with an interesting discussion between the participants and a small reception as a thank you by the MENTOR Consortium.
The video of the 1st Blue Career Fair in Greece can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rogX8kC6FQ