GIS - 25 June 2015: The youngsters, both boys and girls, should seriously consider a career in the maritime sector, both at sea or ashore as Government is clearly determined to make Ocean economy a major pillar of the economy.
The Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries, Shipping and Outer Islands, Mr Prem Koonjoo, made this statement at a press conference held today at the Mauritius Maritime Training Academy (MMTA) on the occasion marking the Day of the Seafarer 2015.
Minister Koonjoo announced that the MMTA will hold an Open day to showcase the various courses offered and the career path that are available in the maritime sector. A job fair is also scheduled by the end of the year.
He listed out the projects on which the country will embark and which are all related to the maritime sector namely the bunkering hub, the expansion of the harbour and research related to the ocean. These will, in turn create more job opportunities in the maritime sector. On that score he appealed to the young generation to brace themselves for a flourishing career both ashore and at sea.
The Minister concluded by stating that both the public and the private sectors are engaging themselves to ensure that 5 000 persons are adequately trained per year so that they can embrace a career in the maritime sector.
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