Project Title

APEC Seafarer Excellence Network (SEN) On-Board Training to Foster Competent Young Future Maritime Global Leaders 

Project Year

2019   

Project Number

TPT 03 2019A 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

TPT 03 2019A 

Project Title

APEC Seafarer Excellence Network (SEN) On-Board Training to Foster Competent Young Future Maritime Global Leaders 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Connectivity 

Project Year

2019 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

99,875 

Co-funding Amount

292,700 

Total Project Value

392,575 

Sponsoring Forum

Transportation Working Group (TPTWG) 

Topics

Transportation 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Korea 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

China; Malaysia; Philippines; New Zealand; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; United States; Viet Nam 

Expected Start Date

01/09/2019 

Expected Completion Date

30/12/2020 

Project Proponent Name 1

Kim Hyun-Woo 

Job Title 1

Assistant Director 

Organization 1

Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) 

Postal Address 1

Sejong Government Complex, 94, Dasom 2-ro, Sejong, Korea 

Telephone 1

(82-44) 2005723 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

kimhw2016@korea.kr 

Project Proponent Name 2

Jin Ki Seor 

Job Title 2

Professor of APEC SEN 

Organization 2

APEC SEN 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

secretariat@apec-sen.org; jkseor@apec-sen.org 

Declaration

Kim Hyun-Woo and Jin Ki Seor 

Project Summary

As crucial and indispensable human resources in global shipping, nurturing well-qualified seafarers has become to be one of the most important responsibilities of maritime administrations, along with training institutions of each APEC economy. In contrast, considerable challenges and barriers continue to exist in overcoming physical, institutional, and people-to-people connectivity, specifically in providing on-board training; which require large amounts of physical infrastructure (i.e. training ships), and professional human resources (e.g. course designers and instructors).

To align to the APEC Connectivity Blueprint 2015-2025, this project will commence through mutual collaboration among APEC member economies to co-utilize the use of training ships and highly skilled faculty members. The commencement of this project will involve 3 phases; (1st phase) research activities, (2nd phase) a workshop conducted onboard to establish well-designed and well-structured program, (3rd phase) pilot training targeted for young future maritime leaders from APEC economies wishing to engage in the maritime industry as marine officers.

Relevance

Relevance – Region: Maritime transport plays an essential role in its contribution to the world’s economy with over 90% of the world’s trade conducted by sea and is, by far, the most cost-effective way to move en masse goods and raw materials around the world. Maritime activity plays a crucial role in the potential and need to alleviate extreme poverty and hunger as it already provides an important source of income and employment for many developing economes, specifically in the Asia-Pacific region, such as the supply of seagoing personnel, operators and port services. This project seeks to address and engage in one of the most critical and initial barrier when joining the global maritime field as a qualified marine officer, or fulfilling the mandatory requirements of on-board training for cadets wishing to be a marine officer (e.g. university and academy students) is required (N.B To be an internationally qualified marine officer working for international merchant fleet, one-year on-board training is mandatorily required by the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) under International Maritime Organization (IMO)). Due to the fact that significant lack of resources in terms of infrastructures (e.g. training ships, berthing port, and maintenance facilities) and manpower (e.g. course designers, instructors, and ship operation faculty members), this mandatory training is currently unresolved and remains deadlocked in many economies especially in the APEC region. In this perspective, this mutual cooperative and collaborative approach to maximize physical, institutional, and people-to-people connectivity under APEC, will benefit all economies involved in tackling these issues, and further seeks to make significant contributions in nurturing well-trained and qualified maritime manpower who will be crucial in the pivotal axis of operations in the APEC shipping industry. Beyond the technicalities of qualification and certifications for marine officers, the benefits of each economy, our APEC young maritime leaders, are expected to have a high level of cross-cultural awareness, global leadership and communication capabilities through the cultivation of interactions shared in unison and realizations of their own experiences and knowledge acquired together on-board. 

Relevance – Eligibility and Fund Priorities: This project directly falls: 

Bullet 3: “People-to-People Connectivity, including facilitating the movement of people across borders, and the exchange of innovative ideas, such as issues of business travel mobility, cross-border education, tourism facilitation, and skilled labour mobility; and

Bullet 5: “Information/best practices sharing, capacity building and policy dialogues that are consistent with the principles and targets set by the APEC Connectivity Blueprint for 2015-2025”.

Relevance – Capacity Building: As part of APEC’s major economic and technical cooperation pillar, this project aims upon building cross-border capacity of onboard training for each APEC member economy by actively co-utilizing and sharing relevant infrastructures and skilled manpower. In this perspective, the capacity of all stakeholders (e.g. maritime government administrations, MET institutions, and cadets) in structuring, operating, delivering, and participating in this project will be strengthened. Mr. Kitack Lim, the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization, has emphasized the importance of building seafarers’ capacity as a driving force of major international transactions as stated below (Secretary General Ki-tack, Lim, Our voyage together – IMO's history and future challenges in Association of Malaysia's Maritime Professionalism 2016). 

“Today, more than ever, seafaring is a job that demands highly trained and qualified personnel. Modern ships are designed and built to the highest technical standards and require crew members with a high level of professional competence. To operate them safely and efficiently is a stimulating job in a truly hi-tech workplace…There is an immense Investment in the training infrastructure will undoubtedly help. Shipping companies also need to ensure they have properly structured training and career development programmes in place, too; and the importance of women as a future source of seagoing human resource cannot be overstressed. The shipping world cannot afford to ignore such a rich and still largely untapped source of quality recruits.” 

In this perspective, this project suggests to include significant contribution in achieving mandatory requirements of being a ‘highly trained and qualified personnel’ through the utilization of a training ship, which requires “an immense Investment in (terms of) the training infrastructure, fully supported by the Republic of Korea.

Objectives

The objective of this project is to realize the Connectivity Blueprint 2015-2025 through the best co-utilization of training ships and highly skilled faculty members through a mutual collaboration among APEC member economies. The following process identifies a set of measurable project-level outcomes to attain this objective: 

1st phase: research activities among APEC economies to create a systemized curriculum with practical teaching/learning materials

2nd phase: a workshop onboard for the establishment of a well-designed and well-structured program

3rd phase: pilot training program targeted for young maritime leaders in the APEC region wishing to engage in maritime industry as marine officers in the future. 

After the successful completion of this project, “APEC SEN Onboard Training to Foster Competent Young Future Maritime Global Leaders” will be designed and offered to all APEC economies on a regular basis in a sustainable and continuous manner.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC:  This project swiftly and directly responds to the APEC Connectivity Blueprint 2015 project, which is poised to achieve a seamless, comprehensive, and integrated Asia-Pacific by promoting physical, institutional, people-to-people connectivity. The purpose of this project is exactly aligned with those of Connectivity Blueprint: (1) sharing a comprehensive set of maritime education and training (MET) infrastructural and human resources; (2) tackling and harmonising on-board training across APEC; and (3) enhancing cooperation and interaction at all levels of the maritime community in relation to on-board training. 

Alignment – Forum: Under the work plan of the TPTWG (MEG initiative, from 2017), the mother project “Seafarer Excellence Network of Asia-Pacific” has been actively operated and successfully completed for the purposes of promoting seafarers’ wider career opportunities through better quality of on-board training as listed below: 

a) 2017 International APEC Seminar on Enhancing the Global Capacity of Seafarers in the APEC region (N.TPT 02 2017S) 

b) 2018 Establishment of the Seafarer Excellence Network of the Asia Pacific (TPT 02 2018A): This project is highly expected to support the previous activities led and guided by TPTWG-MEG by fully complying with its work plan/strategic plan. In addition, the MEG endorsed the Terms of Reference (ToR) of SEN under recognition that SEN will contribute to efficient provision of seafarers and to activation of the capacity building activities of the MEG.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: Since the main goal of this project is to actualize benefits with future seagoing personnel and to explore mutual solutions with APEC economies grappling with insufficient infrastructures (i.e. the training ship), professional human resources (i.e. qualified trainers) and professional contents (i.e. curriculum and teaching materials) in the long-term, each stage is very crucial in generating more advanced and practical outcomes before concluding the project. 

In this perspective, the main output of this project will be the ‘APEC-wide On-Board Training Curriculum’, which are developed through the following three activities: 1) Research 2) Workshop and 3) Pilot On-Board Training. The details of the project will be included in ‘the Final Report of this project’ (approximately 150 pages). This report will be produced with the results of the three activities as well as the final APEC-wide On-Board Training Curriculum in the order of the following contents: introduction, international regulations, current status on on-board training across APEC region, research methods, completed APEC wide on-board training curriculum, evaluation and feedbacks from participants, conclusions, future directions and suggestions. The target audience for this document will include maritime administration, maritime education and training institutes, and shipping companies. This will be published as an APEC Publication.

1)  Research for Designing first draft of the APEC wide On-Board Training Curriculum

Date: 1 September 2019 – 5 May 2020

Funding: Self-funding offered by Korea Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Technology

Participants: Specialists in on-board training including administrations, shipping companies, and academia from more than 10 APEC economies, who are interested in the enhancement of the quality of on-board training targeted for cadets

Methods:

a) A preliminary research group comprised of 10 on-board training experts (professors and trainers in Korea Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Technology by self-funding) will be structured during the drafting stage of the curriculum on the basis of IMO STCW convention, and/or the mandatory international requirements for seafarers’ education and training, by the end of December 2019

b) A discussion on the draft on the APEC-wide On-board Training Curriculum  will be made via conference call under the responsibility of the newly recruited on-board training instructor (self-funded by RoK) by the end of May, 2020 (As of September 2019, 17 economies have strongly expressed their intent to participate in the research for designing onboard curriculum)

c) First draft of the APEC wide Onboard Training Curriculum will be produced and distributed as an input paper of the workshop expected in June.

2) Second draft of the curriculum from the on-board workshop: Upon the completion of the research project, 3 day on-board workshop will be held on-board the training ship. The purpose of this workshop is to revise and update the first draft of the APEC wide Onboard Training Curriculum as a second draft, by gathering opinions and ideas on on-board training from all relevant stakeholders such as researchers, maritime administrators and professionals from academia. By doing so, an organizer will have a chance of fully recognising any further challenges that might not have been explored at the earlier stage and of finding out the more reasonable solutions by accommodating ideas. 

Date: June 2020

Type: Workshop on on-board ship

Venue: Training Ship Hanbando, Busan, Republic of Korea (the costs for the operating ship during the workshop period will be fully covered by RoK as a self-funding basis)

Participants: Specialists on on-board training including seafarers’ policy divisions of maritime government administrations, shipping companies, and academia from 21 APEC economies

Methods: plenary and group discussion for creating the program more practical, efficient and effective; input of best practices from participating member economies for on-board training, etc.

Agenda items: The tentative agenda items of this workshop are as follows:


Day 1

Sharing of Best Practices on On-board Training:

Each economy will introduce and share their best practices on how young maritime students are fostered through career growth notably on how on-board training is implemented in each economy. Detailed discussion items are as follows. 

-  how the on-board training is conducted (i.e. when, how long and how many students are involved on average per training);

-  on-board training curriculums for cadets (i.e. how the theoretical knowledge and field practices are being converged and skilfully covered);

-  possible model itineraries of the training ship utilising major ports across APEC region;any special activities required during on-board (i.e., regular counselling sessions for the students, and extra-curricular activities); 

-  any additional vocational on-board courses to foster maritime officers (other than maritime high school or university), if required.

Day 2

Review of the Curriculum

The review of the training curriculum established before the workshop will be conducted by putting its focus largely on: 

-  the most appropriate duration of the course for sustainable operation

-  the prerequisites required for participants;

-  core curriculums that cover both navigation and engine parts, which are to maximize the efficiency of the delivery during the pilot test period;

-  connectivity between on-board training programs between institutional and shipping companies for more enhanced employability;

-  the ways to best promote technical knowledge, skills and professionalism of seafarers during the course.

Day 3

The Establishment of the Curriculum and Pilot-Test Program

On the final day, all of the discussions made during the workshop will be accommodated and pilot-test program will be established with the following focuses on: 

-  administrative coordination of on-board training pilot program (e.g. date, number of instructors and their qualifications, routes, and ports of call);

-  the curriculum details for pilot-training program and three month program;

-  the applicants’ qualifications (e.g. certificates of basic/advanced safety training, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), and Designated Security Duty Training) for application.

 3)   Final APEC wide Onboard Training Curriculum drawn from the Pilot On-board Training: Once the research outcomes and review/feedbacks from workshop are consolidated, an actual pilot on-board training program will be conducted according to the plan established in the previous activities and The APEC wide Onboard Training Curriculum will be finalized by incorporating the results of the pilot training into the second draft of the curriculum. 

Date: Mid of November 2020 (according to the operation schedule of Training Ship Hanbando)

Type: 3 day safety training onshore and 4 day pilot on-board training (the costs for the safety training and operating ship during the pilot training period will be fully covered by RoK as a self-funding basis.)

Fund: APEC fund for travellers under the consideration of the budget allocated, and self-fund for remaining travelling expenses and operating the pilot course (All local expenses including transportation and meals will be covered by self-funding; therefore, per diem will not be provided.)

Training Ship: 3 day safety training onshore and 4 day pilot on-board training

Participants: Instructors and cadets from 21 APEC economies, who are interested in this project (the total number of cadets to be accommodated at maximum will be 30)

Outcomes: As previously mentioned, the critical outcome of this project is to establish ‘a well-designed APEC-wide on-board training curriculum’ based on research; reviewed by global maritime experts through workshop; and conducting pilot on-board training. In this perspective, this on-board training project is expected to generate direct outcome as follows:

·  Production of a three month basic and common on-board training program which are mandatorily required by merchant ships regardless of its types, which includes curriculum, course books, and self-study for qualified training based on the guideline of IMO STCW and relevant model courses;

·  Supporting woman cadets by allocating 20% of participants as women (10 times higher compared to 2% of the woman seafarer population across the world), in order to assist in their successful job entry into the shipping market and expanding their professional scope in maritime field in the future through the on-board training project across a series of the program, from research to pilot test. Specialised female experts in this domain will be requested for recommendation and nomination as researchers/speakers/instructors will be followed.

During the operation of the project, participating trainers and trainees from different regions of the APEC economies will benefit from the following indirect outcomes, which will vastly affect in organizing and providing cross-cultural training programs, which is one of the most essential skills required for seafarers in this global maritime industry:

·  Developing cultural awareness between participants in order to formulate better relationships among crew members originating from different parts of the world;

·  Recognising the importance of global leadership on-board by evaluating a series of working processes which influence crew members’ thinking, attitude, and behaviour, and further address challenges that might be faced during the training course;

·  Global leadership and communication capabilities through the cultivation of interactions shared in unison.

Beneficiaries: The stakeholders mentioned below can be regarded as direct and indirect beneficiaries, who are engaged from the very beginning of the project while actual one week pilot program will be conducted by inviting cadets (students) and instructors (from maritime academies). After its completion, therefore, the beneficiaries mentioned below will be benefitted with the following reasons: 

1)  Cadets, or young future maritime global leaders, from more than 12 economies

a) Qualified and selected young maritime leaders who careers in the international shipping market will be the most direct beneficiaries of the project by obtaining the opportunities of:

b) Acquiring a certain period of on-board training experiences, which are an absolute criteria to be a marine officer (12 full month) but opportunities for this are highly restricted for a significant shortage of training infrastructure, or training ship;

c) Gaining cross-cultural apprenticeship opportunity with outstanding quality content of on-boarding training designed and conducted by highly qualified trainers selected by APEC member economies;

d) Combining Knowledge acquired with the practical world of the practice setting on-board with a close cooperation among cadet members from different APEC region utilising soft skill strategies, such as leaderships, cross-cultural awareness, and interactional communication in English. 

2) Trainers for on-board training

a) Trainers recommended and selected by each member economy will have a greater chance of sharing technical and operational specialties and best-practices in terms of on-board trainings Considering the fact that a limited number of economies possess their own merchant training ships (e.g. the Republic of Korea; China; United States), and approximately two-thirds of APEC economies are struggling with securing these training infrastructures; nurturing qualified trainers for future on-board training is in turn, critically challenging. A close observance of this onboard pilot training programme and professional conduct of the program carried out by global experts will further be applied into future training courses at home and abroad, based on a greater chance of:

i) Conducting thorough and in-depth review of their current on-board training curriculum, comparing it with that of other APEC economies, and identifying any possible problems inherent in, which ultimately aims at seeking better solutions for improvement of local and APEC training programs

ii) Formulating a standardised on-board training curriculum for a limited time period (depending on the outcomes of the research) with detailed lesson plans including entry evaluation criteria, competency assessment during the course of training, and relevant training books and materials.

3)  Shipping industry: The graduates of this specialised on-board training programs will become invaluable future assets of shipping companies across the APEC region, and the number of the graduates and their positive influences will be strengthened to make this industry stronger and more sustainable, which in turn will  create a steady supply of well-qualified seafarers.

4)  Maritime administrations (seafarers responsible government authority) 

a) Maritime administrations also benefit through transferring and exchanging an array of knowledge, skills, and best practices, and further exploring feasible ways of resolving lack of training infrastructural and human resources for on-board training in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. 

The nomination of participants will initially need to request a keen interest by contacting the focal point of APEC SEN in each economy, and the renowned experts and/or specialists in this field will be contacted individually through diverse channels. Since the maritime administrations of 17 economies have been actively involved in this APEC SEN project for the last two years and still in contact with each focal point in charge, the recommendations for participants (e.g. cadets, trainers, shipping industry, and maritime administrations) directly and/or indirectly from each maritime administration would be quite feasible at the moment.

Dissemination

The one final report which consolidates all of the results of the research and activities of this project will be mostly disseminated through the centralized APEC SEN online platform, which will be designed in a user-friendly, openly shared and easily-accessible way, along with any applicable APEC official platforms such as Projects Database, MDDB or PubsDB. The key areas of contents to be delivered are exactly in line with the themes of the project which are described in Outputs section in detail. The formats of the contents will be varied and will consist of, but not limited to information documents, educational video clips, to on-board training curriculum, course books and materials. 

Target audiences are:

1) Maritime education and training institutions across APEC region, which hopes to offer a high level of on-board training programs to their cadets;

2) course designers and trainers, who currently provide on-board training courses and wish to upgrade the quality of the training program in the future; and

3) the merchant shipping companies that the APEC SEN graduates will join.

Gender

With a strong belief that gender equity is one of the most critical factors to achieve sustainable and inclusive development in the global maritime industry, this project will accentuate its attention on this issue throughout the whole process of the project: development, operation, dissemination and evaluation. On the issue of a balanced approach from its commencement, the responsible persons of the project will assume control of each step of the progress under the supervision of the project overseer, and an assistant project overseer will be designated as a female (Ms. Jieun Lee). In addition, higher female participation rates in all of the planned activities will be taken into full consideration by inviting a designated number of female speakers, chairs, and audiences (respectively 20% above) including female maritime college students in the region (N.B The number of woman seafarers across the world is reported as less than 2% of the total seafaring population.) as detailed below: 

a) Research: 20% of the researchers will be designated as women

b) Workshop: 20% of general participants and speakers will be respectively designated as women

c) Pilot On-board Training: 20% of cadets (participants) and experts (e.g. instructors and program operators) will be respectively designated as women 

Furthermore, one of the key themes of the project will be encouraging more cooperative actions within APEC economies for empowering women including the promotion of their job entry into the shipping industry and resolving their issues as women seafarers on-board. Through the on-board training project, women’s wider and more improved accessibility to an all-round information on seafarers’ career lifecycle will be available across the areas of maritime training with a specific focus on gender issue, and job transition after on-board ships. These approaches are exactly fit into three APEC Gender Criteria, which are Skills, Capacity Building and Health (N.3) and Leadership, Voice and Agency (N.4) and Innovation and Technology (N.5). In order to design this project in a more female friendly manner from the very initial stage of the project, one chapter/session in the research paper and workshop will be specifically allocated for these gender issues with regards to on-board training that will be covered on the APEC SEN website in details in the future with a close collaboration with Women in Transportation (WiT) proposed and pushed forwarded by the United States and Canada. Last but not least, PO is committed to collect sex-disaggregated data for all speakers and participants (and not only the APEC funded) from the project event. This data will be included as part of the submission of the Completion Report to the Secretariat when the project completes and will serve to guide future POs on their own gender parity targets.

Work Plan

Date

Task

Deliverables

Sep  2019

- May 2020

Organize research group by inviting relevant stakeholders

Establish research action plan

Commencement and Completion of research project 

(Self-funded research group has been commenced its study from the beginning of September)

The First Draft of the APEC-wide On-board Training Curriculum

Apr 2020

Submission of APEC Monitoring Report

APEC Monitoring Report submitted

Jun 2020

International workshop on-board for the establishment of a well-designed and well-structured program

Workshop conducted

The second Draft of the APEC-wide On-board Training Curriculum

Nov 2020

Pilot on-board training program targeted for young maritime leaders in the APEC region (3 days onshore for safety training and 4 days on-board training ship)

APEC SEN On-board Pilot Training Program completed

The Final APEC-wide On-board Training Curriculum

6 Dec 2019

Drafting and Finalizing the Final Report of this project

Final Report of this Project, which is to be published as APEC publication

Feb 2021

Drafting, submission and endorsement of the APEC Completion Report and all supporting documents to the Secretariat

APEC Completion Report submitted

June 2021

Drafting, submission and endorsement of long term evaluation of APEC projects

Long term evaluation of APEC projects submitted

Risks

Considering the facts that this project includes a wide range of project activities ranging from co-operative research to an actual on-board training for cadets in the APEC region as the final output of the project, the following key risk factors should be taken into full consideration before its commencement.


Risks

Measures to Reduce Risks

How can you encourage the participation of APEC economies from research to pilot training activities?

This topic has been discussed from 2017 APEC project on the Enhancing the Global Capacity of Seafarers in the APEC Region, and set as APEC SEN Project Priority 1. Considering the fact that 17 economies have actively participated in the discussion and expressed their strong intent on this issue, the participation rates are expected to be satisfactory. For the management of the research, the Korea Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Technology under Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has newly recruited an onboard training instructor who is in charge of keeping track of the research process including online meetings and dissemination of the interim research result.

How can the considerable amount of costs for the operation of training vessel be covered by the APEC and self-funding allocated?

The funding allocated for this project is USD 409,468 in total, USD 99,968 and USD 309,500 respectively from APEC and Korea Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Technology (KIMFT). Considering the fact that KIMFT has its own (three) training vessels (i.e. two for merchant training, and one for fisheries training), the costs needed for ship’s operation (e.g. fuel, berthing charge, operational staff, and pilotage fee) will be additionally covered by KIMFT under the full support of Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea.

Monitoring and Evaluation

In reference to the illustrating, the detailed process of this project is once again highlighted and establishes substantial evidence via the three step-by-step activities to show its critical importance and to be deemed as a necessity for the design of well-structured and mutually agreeable program to be operable on a continual basis through mutual collaboration. According to the outputs of the project, the following measures and indicator will be applied for evaluation and applied to the following process as an invaluable input. 

1) Research Activity for APEC SEN On-board Training Curriculum

·   Evaluation methods: Online meetings for the development of the research paper, and questionnaire surveys for administration, maritime education and training institutions

·   Performance indicators: Statistics on: 1) number of participating economies, organization, and participants who join the development of research (we currently target for twelve economies’ participation in this research activity); and 2) a range of participants and their evaluation and feedbacks on the research.

2) Workshop

·   Evaluation methods: event participation rates, speakers engaged, recommendations made

Performance indicators: evaluation survey task including the Statistics, which will be reflected on the final version of the curriculum and the following pilot-test, on 1) the number of participating economies and participants; (at current stage, we also target for fourteen economies’ participation and more than twenty participants including professors and instructors across APEC region)2) the levels of participants and their satisfaction rates and; 3) stakeholders’ feedback, number of opinions adopted in the final outcome at the end of project. 

3) Pilot On-board Training

a) Evaluation methods: on-board training participation rates, feedback and recommendations made during and/or after the training, and books and training materials distributed

b) Performance indicators: Statistics on:

i) number of participating economies and cadets; (target economies: fourteen economies, target number of cadets (minimum): twenty five cadets);

ii) trainers and cadets’ satisfaction rates; and

iii) stakeholders’ feedback, number of opinions adopted in the final outcome at the end of project; and 4) information sharing on APEC SEN webpage regarding the details of programs and results.

Linkages

Strong linkage to previous TPT projects) The first discussion has been started from October 2017 in Enhancing the Global Capacity of Seafarers in the APEC Region (TPT 02 2017S), and the discussion has been developed into a formation through Establishment of Seafarer Excellence Network of Asia Pacific (APEC TPT 02 2018A). In order to operate a series of the programs of APEC SEN, which has been officially endorsed at the 47th TPTWG in Vancouver, Canada, AEC SEN Strategic Development and Management Planning for Sustainable Future (TPT 02 2019S) is actively being discussed and developed. This project will be the first collaborative trial of APEC SEN members, which will propel the other parts of the upcoming APEC SEN project to be proposed as an exemplary model. 

Involvement of other APEC fora, and other relevant organizations) As the only ongoing APEC project for seafarer human resources, this project will encourage active cross-fora operations both with the APEC Human Resource Development Working Group and Oceans and Fisheries Working Group through conducting co-research, with an invitation into the project, and sharing the results respectively with their working groups. It will also promote the active participation of relevant non-APEC entities, such as the International Maritime Organization, International Labour Organization, Asia Development Bank, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations by encouraging their active engagements as sponsors, researchers and participants, and by accommodating their invaluable views and perspectives. In addition, stakeholders from APEC economies, industrial societies, and academia will be involved in a similar manner. 

APEC’s comparative advantage) Occupying approximately 60% of the total seafaring workforce worldwide, our seafarers in APEC region play a critical role in the international shipping industry. In this perspective, it is evident that their capabilities as key maritime professionals are directly linked with the sustainable future growth and prosperity of APEC economies, keeping in mind that more than 90% of the international trade is carried on ships and seafarers operating the ships are at the heart of all transactions. In this perspective, this is the time for APEC economies to revisit and directly face any seafarer related issues at hand, or on-board training for cadets, through mutual cooperation for not only prosperity but also for sustainable growth of our maritime industry. This means that APEC economies must not sit idly and under evaluate any issues nor pass these issues off as an isolated incident. These collaborative efforts will ultimately contribute to the promotion of our APEC seafarers’ successful entry into the global shipping market with better qualifications and more enhanced capabilities. Therefore, SEN will endeavour to address these issues going forward by playing a significant role in designing and implementing strategies and activities for seafarers in a diverse spectrum through a closely interconnected mutual cooperation.

Sustainability

After the successful completion of the project, the results and lessons learnt from the pilot-test will be fully accommodated and reflected to showcase and enhance the “APEC SEN On-board Training to Foster Competent Young Future Maritime Global Leaders” to be developed and conducted in 2021. Meanwhile, the outcomes and results, which include the effects, pedagogical implications and further considerations for the more advanced and well-organised design of the program, will be distributed and further discussed among participants, and relevant parties. Based on the results and follow-up discussions, an upgraded on-board program with a longer time period and wider participants within APEC region will be conducted on a regular and continual basis. Resources in terms of funding, human power and infrastructure will be negotiated throughout the project period to make this practically feasible over the period of 2019 and 2020.

Project Overseers

The appointed project Overseer will be Mr. Jongho Lee, an assistant director of Maritime Policy Division, of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. Mr. Lee is an Alumnus of the Korea Maritime and Ocean University where he earned his undergraduate degree in Engineering and MSc in the field of Marine Engineering and Maritime Policy. Based on 4 years sea experience as a marine engineer and 5 years ship inspection experience as a Port State Control Officer, he has continuously expanded his field of expertise into Maritime Traffic Safety Policy and Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship in the Administration. As a Korean delegate to APEC, he is responsible for the Administration’s engagement in the APEC TPTWG Maritime Expert Group.

The assistant overseer will be Jin Ki Seor and he is an adjunct instructor at the Korea Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Technology (KIMFT). Before enrolling at the KIMFT, he worked at Hanjin Shipping Company as a navigation officer. He has been involved in various APEC research projects in the past two years, and currently, he is engaged in a program for developing a wide range of on-board training materials within KIMFT. Now he also is earning his master’s degree at Korea Maritime and Ocean University, doing research related to maritime engineering as well as maritime safety and its efficacy. The assistant to the project overseer is Ms. Jieun Lee, the secretariat officer of APEC Seafarers Excellence Network. Ms. Lee is an Alumnus of the Korea Maritime and Ocean University where she earned her undergraduate degree in Maritime Policy, and MSc in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

For the effective and efficient operation of this program, Korea Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Technology (KIMFT) under Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries hire one secretariat officer (Ms. Jieun Lee) and one instructor (Mr. Jinki Seor) for a whole project period (15 months). They will be involved in all research, workshop and pilot-test procedures. In order to accelerate this process by the provision of the research draft, KIMFT will organise an internal research team comprised of 10 expert research (30 hours per each) who have an expert knowledge in on-board training programme. The researchers’ duties will be: 

-  Review of the program

-  Provide academic and industrial input for organizing program

-  Feedback on administrative issues of each APEC economy in conducting onboard training.

Waivers

Not Applicable.

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