Collaborative project – Qualifying for Employment

This collaborative project, now in its tenth year, involves partnerships with leading companies like the Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT), Port Said Container & Cargo Handling Co. (PSCCHC), and Damietta Container & Cargo Handling Co. (DCHC). Through a rigorous selection process and a comprehensive training program, including simulator-based training and hands-on experience with actual equipment, graduates are prepared for immediate employment. The project tackles the critical challenge of the skills gap in the ports sector by equipping young graduates with the necessary knowledge and practical skills for operational and technical roles.

This project aligns with several UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

  • By providing paid on-the-job training, the project directly addresses poverty reduction growth (SDG 1: No Poverty),
  • The project actively encourages applications from women, promoting equal opportunities (SDG 5 : Gender Equality),
  • By offering customized training programs (SDG 4: Quality Education), graduates gain the specific skills demanded by the industry, empowering them for successful careers and contributing to economic growth (SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth).
  • Additionally, the project fosters innovation through the use of advanced simulation technology (SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) and promotes efficient port operations for the benefit of surrounding communities (SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities).

The project serves as a model for building a robust and future-proof maritime workforce, fostering collaboration within the ports sector, and contributing to the sustainable development of port communities.