Opportunities at Sea for a successful career in Shipping “Bridge to Success”
Following its “Meet the Shipping Community” event of March 9th, Project Connect Athens organised the forum, Opportunities at Sea, on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Tsakos Group of Companies auditorium, hosting more than 75 people. Tsakos Group consistently supports the efforts of Project Connect, which is an organisation that provides concrete guidance and assistance to members of the new generation who would like to enter the shipping industry.
This special event offered students interested in shipping a chance to hear at first-hand what the industry expects of them and what a sea career means, from principals of distinguished shipping companies.
The speakers at the event, Capt Panagiotis Tsakos, George A Tsavliris and Nicky Pappadakis, participated in an interactive and informative session with a counselling flavour. Their key messages, for the next generation of shipping were the importance of gaining sea and vessel experience, to be alert and to care about the ship.
The outcome of the evening was that young people received information on how to meet the requirements and criteria for career at sea. Τhe need for income is real and also the fact that in order to achieve success, expertise and recognition in work, anyone needs to start having as a first priority gaining experience step by step (most times from ground-zero in terms of specialist knowledge) to reach their potential.
Working at sea entails an exciting international career in one of the world’s most important and dynamic industries comprising people with all manner of backgrounds, ranging from recent graduates to experienced professionals. The job variety is tremendous, and so are the opportunities.
Mr Tsavliris mentioned that an intern should not be seen as a threat to other company employees as their role is to supplement the existing personnel and not to substitute them.
Project Connect continues encouraging young people to find out the tools needed to achieve a truly international job that can take them all over the world – or bring the world to them!