Education and comptence

The education of seafaring in Finland stands on two levels, the secondary level and polytechnic level of education. A sufficient amount of skilled seafarers also serves the needs of the maritime cluster. The maritime cluster employs about 50 000 people in Finland and indirectly up to 500 000 people. The Finnish Shipowners’ Association is actively part of developing the seafaring education in Finland.

You can find information about different maritime education possibilities in Finland here: Maritime is the future!

Competence and training of future seafaring

Seafaring is undergoing a major shift. The increasing environmental regulations and accelerating technological advancements create new challenges, as global megatrends like digitalization and automation are changing the operating environment. How is the shipping industry preparing for these changes and how are they affecting the needs of competence and training in the future? The Finnish Shipowners’ Association has together with the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom, developed a vision of what the future comptenecies for seafarers could look like.