MYSEA contributes to the green transition by providing training in innovative professional skills
Green transition, green skills and sustainability are the key words for the future of the labour market.
A recent research published in November 2021 by the Social Investments Study Center (CENSIS) and the Italian Cooperatives Confederation (Confcooperative) points out that Italian companies will need 2.4 million employees with green skills within 2025, more than half of them at a high level.
According the study “Mismatch, the big gap to overcome. There is the recovery and not the workers”,the mismatch between labour demand and supply, for companies facing the green transition, is estimated at 741,000 professional skills over the next 5 years, of which almost 500,000 will have a high profile. The need of specialized human capital could weigh up to 2.5% of Gross Domestic product (GDP).
In this economic context, and thanks to the funds of ENI CBC MED Programme, MYSEA project can contribute to the reduction of skills mismatch in the green and blue labour market and in the agri-food and waste management sectors.
In fact, MYSEA core activities will focus on training of new professional profiles to be included in the green & blue labour market though several seminars and workshops.
Training aims at bridging the skills gaps between demands and supply and equip participants with the needed skills to find their path in the job market, through mentoring, job-placement and job orientation support and transversal, digital, sector-related and entrepreneurial workshops.
Andrea Gardini, President of Italian Cooperatives Confederation underlines that “This transformation process will involve everyone, without exception”. The ecological transition concerns the Mediterranean area and all participating countries in MYSEA project: Italy, Greece, Lebanon, Tunisia and Jordan. Therefore, these countries will find themselves unprepared to manage this demand for adequate professional skills that comes from the business sector, which can choose sustainable practices without having the suitable staff to implement the production processes.