A maritime heritage conference dedicated to preserving wooden boat building skills for future generations will be hosted in Ostende this Autumn.Marine businesses, job seekers, education professionals and volunteers with aninterest in the industry are invited to attend the free event at the Thermae Palace Hotel on Thursday September 25th.The conference is part of an Interreg 2 Seas EU scheme called Maritime Heritage Skills. The project aims to pass on traditional skills which are recognised as being of regional economic and cultural importance, but are at risk of dying out due to an aging workforce.The Maritime Heritage Skills conference will include presentations, interactiveworkshops and the launch of a unique new suite of online boat building training tools.
The project’s virtual learning environment comprises of thousands of assets such as videos, images, CAD drawings, interviews and accredited course frameworks; all captured around boatyards in the UK, Belgium, Holland and France.Conference delegates will hear about the project’s free training frameworks, learn how this new set of educational tools will support businesses in the sector, explore the virtual learning environment, discover more about new career pathways and opportunities in the industry, and network with like-minded maritime enthusiasts and experts from Belgium, Holland, France and the UK.Please book your free place via email: firstname.lastname@example.org before September 10th.Project partners will also be hosting a similar free Maritime Heritage skills conference in Falmouth, Cornwall, on October 23rd.
For further details about both events email: email@example.com
To sign up for the event in Ostende, sign up via: http://formulieren.zeeland.nl/openbare_formulieren/maritime_heritage_skills_conference_eng