On 21 May 2018 at Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy, courses started as part of the DivSea project, Diversification of seafarers’ employability paths through collaborative development of competences and certification – Erasmus+ Key Action 2 project in the field of Strategic partnership for vocational education and training, with beneficiary: Constanta Maritime University (CMU), Romania, and partners: Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy (NVNA), Bulgaria, the European Association of Career Guidance (EACG), Cyprus, and Stichting STC-GROUP, Netherlands.
The courses are in two categories, the first one aimed at developing the professional skills of the seafarers, Ballast water management treating systems, and the other one at providing additional knowledge improving soft skills, Teamwork.
Twenty students from Constanta Maritime University, Romania, took part in the training. From the very beginning of the classes they showed their high motivation, strong commitment to the learning process and the thirst for new knowledge to improve their maritime skills and expertise.
Lecturers conducting the training have proven long-time professional experience and expertise in seamanship.
The first day of the training was attended by an expert from STC-GROUP, Netherlands. His main task was to monitor and audit the courses. After assuring himself that the classes were off to a good start and they were taught in an adequate and effective manner, the expert clearly expressed his satisfaction and confidence in the success of the training. He was also impressed by the worthy performance of the students in the course and the effective communication between trainers and trainees.