NAVIGO participates in the regional nautical observatory.

Introduced in Livorno the new service available for the enterprises.


Introduced today in the framework of the Ceremonies Hall of the Town Hall of Livorno the Regional Observatory for the nautical sector, whose main task will be to continuously monitor the process of the demand and supply of competences and skills in the nautical field, paying particular attention to the changes in production in order to anticipate the training needs, was presented this morning.


Present to what can be considered the “baptism” of this new reality, the mayor Luca Salvetti, Gianfranco Simoncini, Councilior for Labor and Training of the Municipality of Livorno, Luciano Guerrieri and Claudio Capuano, President and manager of the training sector of the Authority of Harbour System of the Tyrrhenian Sea Northern, Katia Balducci and Pietro Angelini, President and General Manager of NAVIGO, Giuseppe Timpanaro and Marco Claudi of Anpal Services. Grazia Dainelli from the Employment Services sector of Livorno and Grosseto of Arti Toscana, Paolo Nanni sole director of the Livorno Sviluppo Province and Daniele Bettinetti, Officina delle Competenze.


“The nautical observatory – said Simoncini –  was born from a proposal that we made as municipal administration. Since its inauguration, under the stimulus of the mayor Salvetti, this Administration has considered to work with great strength to promote the strengthening of the presence of the nautical sector and the qualification of the workforce in our city. The nautical sector has one of the world references in Tuscany and from this point of view Livorno is one of the world capitals for the production of the large yachts. There are hundreds and hundreds of workers who operate in our territory directly in the realization phase and construction of yachts but also throughout the supply chain. What we see, however, is a difficulty in enhancing or in forming local skills that can enter the job market. From the beginning we launched the idea, as part of the Local Pact for Training, to prefigure a training path that could enhance skills, prepare new professional figures and at the same time retrain those present”.




The attention of the Municipality to the nautical field led to the organization of a convention in March 2021 and the consequent creation of a working group for the definition of a pilot project to experience in the Livorno context.


The working group, originally formed by Municipality of Livorno, the Port System Authority of the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea, Tuscany Region, Province of Livorno Development, NAVIGO, Anpal Services, Arti,  and subsequently also by Officina delle Competenze, has worked on the definition of “Livorno formYachting”, an experimental plan for the creation of “alliances” for the development of competences in the field of the nautical and port/marinas sector among institutions, enterprises and operators in the fields of education, training and the job. “A project – added Simoncini – which however needs an element of constant knowledge over time, hence the idea of the observatory”.


Established as an element of supervision and knowledge of the local entrepreneurial context, the observatory of the enterprises, which has as its reference subjects the Port System Authority of the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea and NAVIGO, is available to the needs of businesses in the region.


Taking as reference an old photo that eternalised the exit of the workers from Luigi Orlando shipyard, when the workers were all local – and making a comparison with the exit of the yachting workers from Benetti shipyard – the mayor Luca Salvetti pointed out how among these there are few workers from Livorno: “this means that in order to look for professionalism, people in a position to carrying out that type of job, Livorno has not answered in the previous years as it had to answer. The goal, for a long time, has been to ensure that this number starts to grow again, and for this we need the territory to be ready”.


All the present stakeholders have underlined the importance of creating a system to facilitate the meeting between demand and supply of job, but also the need to know how to grasp the needs of the sector in advance, in order to be able to respond to the requests of highly specialized and qualified personnel.