The European project for new professions in Italian and French yachting is starting “E-JOB”

Thursday 5th December, the presentation at the Maritime Museum “Alfonso Gianni” in Viareggio

 

Encouraging job opportunities in the sea economy with particular reference to onboard yachting and to innovative professional figures such as chefs, stewards, commanders and machinists. It is the objective of the new E-JOB project (Excellence Job On Board) funded and developed within the community program “Interreg Marittimo” and which involves, in Italy, Tuscany and France, the Paca region (Provence – Alps – French Riviera).

The two cross-border coasts host the most important territories in the world for the economies of the nautical and yachting sector. Italy stands out for the centrality of the nautical and maritime industry and the complex (and widespread) supply chain of related industries, while France (in particular the Côte d’Azur) boasts port services and hospitality of absolute excellence recognized throughout the world. The international fleet shows how in front of a thousand large yachts for charter, 74% operate in Mediterranean waters, and in particular 59% in the Tyrrhenian area.

It therefore seems necessary to envisage the strengthening of nautical professional profiles on board and to initiate a comparison between demand and supply “created” through training courses shared between companies and technical / professional institutes that support a priority supply chain.

E-JOB’s main objective is to help strengthen cross-border cooperation between Italian and French territories and make this area of ​​the Upper Tyrrhenian a competitive, sustainable and inclusive area in the European and Mediterranean panorama.

In the experimental phase, starting in March 2020, more than 100 students and at least 5 schools will be involved between the province of Lucca and the city of Nice – with exchanges of delegations between the two countries – with the aim of providing students with a framework of the skills required for these figures and the possibility of verifying on the field the employment opportunities related to these professions both in Italy and in France.

 

The actions that will involve students, institutes and companies in the sector are varied: from linguistic and cultural reinforcement for children, to job exchange according to the school-work models, to B2B meetings and workshops with employment agencies, organizations, companies crew-recruitment on the topic of new sea trades and job opportunities for young people.

Leader of E-JOB is the Province of Lucca, the Italian reference partner will be ISYL (Italian Superyacht Life), which brings together three higher technical institutes (ISI Piaggia, Galilei – Artiglio and Marconi). The French side is instead well represented by the prestigious Lycée des metiérs hotellerie-tourisme of Nice.

 

In the experimental phase, starting in March 2020, more than 100 students and at least 5 schools will be involved between the province of Lucca and Nice – with delegations between the two countries -, with the aim of providing students with a picture of the skills required for these figures, the possibility of verifying on the field the employment opportunities linked to these professions both in Italy and in France.

The presentation on Thursday 5 December has been introduced by the Deputy Mayor of Viareggio Valter Alberici and by Pietro Angelini, Navigo General Manager. Speeches by Massimiliano Frazzetta, superyacht captain, Monica Lazzaroni from the Province of Lucca, Rossana Pacini, Lorenzo Isoppo and Nadia Lombardi, managers of the schools involved.

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