A Vocational Training Cooperation Protocol was signed between the Ministry of National Education and the Chamber of Shipping for the Regions of Istanbul and Marmara, Aegean, Mediterranean and Black Sea Regions.
Minister of National Education Ziya Selçuk, Deputy Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer, ministry bureaucrats, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Istanbul and Marmara, Aegean, Mediterranean and Black Sea Regions Chamber of Shipping Tamer Kıran and other interested parties attended the ceremony, which was held with the video conference method. The protocol was signed by Deputy Minister Özer and Tamer Kıran. National Education Minister Ziya Selcuk, in his speech at the ceremony, for maritime trade in terms of geographic location, all comfort, the maritime sector in Turkey, informatics and technology added value by enabling the digitalisation of the revolution and competitiveness stated that they care which aims to ensure a high building.
In this era when traveling by sea of 98 percent of world trade, the future of Turkey, sea of how it is used will depend pointed out that the Minister Selcuk, said therefore that the continued increase in the indispensability of sea transport and of vital importance. Minister Ziya Selçuk emphasized that the Turkish maritime sector, which includes components such as shipbuilding and sub-industry, port and ship management, seaman and bunker services, emphasizes the need for industry stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and the education community to work together in order to contribute to the development of the industry and to make faster progress in technology. expressed that they care. Selçuk said, "In order to be assertive in global competition in the maritime sector in today's and future digital life world, it has become a necessity to follow technological developments and to realize projects that will provide digital transformation, as well as to create a qualified workforce equipped with high technological knowledge to work in this sector." made its evaluation.
"A difficult and expensive education process"
Emphasizing that maritime education, where specialization is important, is a difficult and expensive education process, Selçuk noted that all countries developed in maritime in the world take the necessary measures to reach the conventions, protocols and high education standards set by the International Maritime Organization. Stating that these countries equip their ships with modern vehicles and systems and train their personnel according to training programs developed for service both at sea and on land, Minister Selçuk said, “This is why we care about the development of necessary trainings in this field on behalf of my Ministry in order for our country to have a say in the maritime sector.” said.
Within the framework of this cooperation initiated to contribute to the development and growth of the maritime sector, which has an important mission in the development of the country, Selçuk organizes a council with a wide participation in which the needs and expectations of the maritime sector and maritime education and problems in vocational high schools will be discussed, thus ensuring a common consensus and a solution-oriented approach. He also explained that they aimed to head towards his education in a proper way. Minister Selçuk stated that those who are eligible for the field of maritime courses will be educated by instructors and experts determined by the Chamber of Shipping for the Istanbul and Marmara, Aegean, Mediterranean, Black Sea Regions, and that successful students will be awarded scholarships, graduates who are deemed eligible to receive higher education in departments that are the continuation of their field. He stated that they will support students by providing scholarships during their higher education.
"Schools will be equipped based on new technologies"
Stating that they will ensure that the maritime curriculum and educational materials will be prepared and updated by adding the English preparatory class, Minister Selçuk also said that they aim to raise students' language proficiency to a higher level. Minister of National Education Selçuk continued as follows: “With the contribution of the maritime sector, we will ensure that our students receive world-class education by ensuring that the workshops and laboratories of the schools within the scope of the protocol are equipped with new technologies. By offering maritime students skills training and internship opportunities in businesses, our students' transition from theory to practice will be accelerated. We will also prioritize the employment of our graduate students. By organizing on-the-job training for maritime field teachers, we will make our teachers better equipped in their field. Thus, our teachers will be included in the practice used in the field as well as the theoretical knowledge. "
Minister Selçuk stated that the schools within the scope of the protocol will be given the status of educational institutions implementing special programs and projects. Stating that the transformation they want to realize as the Ministry of National Education is to adopt a human-centered, universal, flexible, skill and manners-oriented, accountable and sustainable principled stance, Selçuk said, “From this point of view, this cooperation protocol we will sign today means a different meaning. The efforts of our Ministry to build a stronger vocational education that regards being at the service of the country as a sacred duty in every field will continue uninterruptedly. " he spoke.
Minister Selçuk stated that they have taken a new step for strong vocational education in a statement made on the protocol on his social media account and said, “We are joining forces with the maritime sector. With the protocol we signed, we offer our youth brand new opportunities. Thanks to our Deputy Minister Mahmut Özer and our vocational training team. " found the assessment.