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OAS, Puertos de Estado offer scholarships to Madrid ports management course

OAS, Puertos de Estado offer scholarships to Madrid ports management course

The Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States is offering at least 20 scholarships to port officials from the Americas to attend the 'XX Ibero-American Course on Port Management.'

The four-week course, in Spanish only, will be held Oct. 13 to Nov. 10 in Madrid.

The scholarships are supported by Puertos del Estado of Spain, co-organizer of the course.

General objectives of the course include analyzing the main models of port development worldwide, with special emphasis on the cases of Spain and Latin America. Participants will also delve into the major elements and techniques of port management in Spain, with the aim of achieving the efficiency and competitiveness required of modern ports.

Strategic planning, infrastructure, finance, logistics, intermodal issues, human resources, safety and environmental matters will be addressed.

The speakers will include experts from Spain and Latin America.

The course consists of 150 hours of theory and 80 hours of lectures, workshops and practical coursework that will be assessed. There will be visits to major ports in Spain to see theory in practice.

Scholarship applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of a member state of the OAS and hold a university degree in management, law, economics, engineering or another relevant sector and be employed as a professional in an administration or state port authority. Applicants must also have at least three years of experience in the port sector and be fluent in Spanish.

Scholarship applications must be received by Sept. 1.

Information: cip@oas.org or here.

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