March 31, 2022
“The only proven way young people will get to know their job and environment is learning while doing”. That’s the verdict of the Irish Nautical Trust’s Jimmy Murray, who has launched a new River Liffey-based maritime training course on the capital’s waters.
The community initiative sponsored by Google began this year and had the dual mandate of preserving the area’s nautical heritage and creating long-term sustainable employment in the Dublin Port and Docklands.
We are hopeful that doing this will help those who come on board to obtain a certified level of maritime skills to enable them to gain sustainable employment in the maritime industry”, Murray told Afloat.
The Trust aims to put up to 75% of its trainees in permanent employment within local maritime companies, with a further 15% going on to further maritime education.”
Find out more here