Presented in Rome, the ‘Masters of the Sea’ project – developed in collaboration with the ELIS consortium – aims to train and recruit shipbuilding personnel to address the shortage of specialised labour.
The initial two training courses, for dimensional control operators and naval plant operators, will involve 30 participants. Over the coming months, four additional courses are scheduled, aimed at training naval operators, crane operators and slingers.
Cutting edge jobs for Italians
Fincantieri’s CEO and MD Pierroberto Folgiero said, ‘The course of Italy's industrial future passes through the training of a skilled workforce – the intellectual craftsmanship of tomorrow.
‘From this idea comes the Masters of the Sea project, a paid training program aimed at recruiting young talents. The goal is to make attractive and cutting-edge jobs that young Italians tend to neglect.’
Developed with ELIS
The initiative has been developed as part of Distretto Italia, an orientation, training, and job placement project launched in 2023 by the ELIS consortium, of which Fincantieri is a member. It represents an investment in technical knowledge, offering a paid training program aimed at direct employment at Fincantieri's shipyards across Northern, Central, and Southern Italy.
Delivering talks at the unveiling were Folgiero and Fincantier’s Luciano Sale, executive VP human resources and real estate, and Luigi Matarazzo, GM merchant ships division; plus Pietro Cum, CEO of ELIS, Enzo De Fusco, labour consultant and university professor, and Maurizio Millico, senior strategy & business development Italy of Indeed.
Cum explained, ‘Masters of the Sea stems from the need for professional profiles within a major Italian company, and creates opportunities for the youth. We frequently hear about companies seeking staff without success and about disillusioned young people. When the realms of education and employment converge, we discover that a solution to the issue does exist.’
Part of Fincantieri business model
Fincantieri said it has based its business plan on the cultivation of skills, embracing ‘intellectual craftsmanship’ capable of reconnecting Italians with manufacturing, skilled manual work, new technologies, and more.
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