10th February 2023
South Devon College is thrilled to be shortlisted as a finalist for the Future Skills Award at the Maritime UK Awards 2023.
The category recognises those that have made a tangible contribution to meeting the future skills needs of the sector. The winner will be able to evidence pioneering activity across education, training or apprenticeship development, to help match available skills to the emerging and future requirements of the industry. This could be on a micro level, within a region or across the country.
Steve Caunter, Assistant Principal at South Devon College said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Future Skills Award. The South Devon College Marine Academy offers accessible training for entry to careers both at sea and on land, rigorous safety training, environmental awareness and leadership and management training.
With state-of-the-art facilities, based at a unique location on the banks of the River Dart, curriculum delivery is designed to close the skills gap in the marine and maritime sector and help continue the historic connection the area has with the sea. By contributing effectively to meeting the skills needs of employers and the local, regional and national economy, we want to support the south west maritime sector to enhance recruitment, retention and professionalism through a range of structured training pathways.”
The Maritime UK Awards are a unique and impactful way to showcase and celebrate a thriving sector, worth £116bn to the UK economy. The judging panel consists of internationally recognised maritime leaders and will decide winners from 14 categories.
Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Hull on 9th March 2023.