Blue Careers Fair 2019 was heldOn 28th November 2019, the third edition of Blue Careers Fair was held in Varna. The event was organized by Maritime Cluster Bulgaria and Bulgarian Chamber of Shipping, with the financial support of "MTG Dolphin" PLC, "Seny" Ltd, Cosmos Agency Ltd, , Varna Maritime Ltd. and Institute of Oceanology "Prof. Fridtjof Nansen”- Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Representatives of the maritime business from leading Bulgarian companies such as Navigation Maritime Bulgare, IHB Shipping Co EAD, Port of Varna EAD, Wilhelmsen Ships Service Ltd., Naval Academy " N. Y. Vaptsarov", Technical University - Varna, TEREM Shipyard Flotski Arsenal - Varna EOOD, Institute of Oceanology "Fridtjof Nansen", Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company and higher education institutions: College of Tourism - Varna, VVMU "N. J. Vaptsarov ", Technical University - Varna, introduced the students present to the diversity of blue professions, career opportunities and the development of traditional and emerging sectors of the blue economy.
At the opening of the event Mrs. Ilze Atanasova, Chair of the Management Board of the Marine Cluster Bulgaria emphasized that choosing a profession is an important step for every young person and that awareness is part of the formula for success.
The greeting to the participants was pronounced by captain Bogdan Bogdanov, chairman of the Bulgarian Chamber of Shipping, who emphasized in his speech the authority that our country had among the world maritime community and the conviction that the future and rebirth of maritime Bulgaria is in the hands of young people.
Proven professionals presented to the audience of more than 130 students the specifics and benefits of sectors such as maritime transport and cruise tourism; port activities, logistics, agency, supply and other services; shipbuilding, ship repair and ocean engineering; research and innovation in the maritime sectors. They told about their professional career, prospects for education and successful realization.
During the event, participants had the opportunity to get information about specialties and training programs in the blue sectors offered by higher education institutions, to meet with future employers, to get acquainted with the activities of the represented business and scientific organizations.
The event was widely reported in regional media.
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