Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion


The European Alliance for Apprenticeships is a multi-stakeholder initiative steered by the European Commission. The originator of the pledge is solely responsible for implementing the actions outlined in the pledge.

Start Year:2016

Indalecio ESTRADA LOZANO, Headmaster




Types of organisation:Education and training providers
  • Reinforce, enhance and extend the offer of Dual Education System and e-learning with other VET providers; the system presents specific characteristics for the sector and is subject to International Regulations. The work onboard is seasonal which makes dual education and e-learning even more important
  • Adjust the offers to the maritime world
  • Develop new resources and raise awareness of the large employment possibilities in Maritime VET
  • Increase cooperation and exchange of experiences among European Entities and VET providers
  • Participate in the analysis of qualifications and training of regulated professions in order to ease mobility among European countries
  • Specific training and education for low skilled adults
  • Improve employability and mobility through new training programmes adapted to the sector's requirements
  • Promote regular meetings to analyze the status of maritime regulated professions in the EU
  • Implement the support tools for assessment and accreditation of skills
  • Elaborate materials for this blended project: training in-person and e-learning
  • Create an online learning platform in Spanish and English to enable studies while working onboard.
Short company / organisation description:

El CIFP del Mar is a public institution (Vocational Training School) that depends on the Education Council of The Principality of Asturias in Spain. It offers Formal Education for young people, as well as training for unemployed adults.  It is located in the port of Gijón, close to the Oceanographic Institute, Fisheries Testing Centre, shipyards and companies. The school is equipped with modern and approved facilities: nautical, mechanical engines and radio simulators.

A great variety of courses related to maritime sectors are developed, besides de nautical and fishing studies that are being taught for over fifty years. Two hundred learners are in Formal Education. (Two school years: 5 terms theory in the school and 1 term on-the-job training (professional qualifications by the Ministry of Education). CIFP established agreements with 80 companies where students do an apprenticeship/traineeship and learn specific competences (Supervised by the school tutor and the company tutor).Hundred and fifty  students are in non-Formal Education and do in-company training (from 3 weeks to 3 to 4 months,  certification issued by the Labour Authorities).
Area of action: Quality
Area of action: Image
Area of action: Mobility

Educational Council, Asturian Principality Government, Maritime Companies,  VET providers   within EU, Fishermen’s Cooperatives,  Stevedoring Activities Companies, Port Institutions

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