Lifecycle career paths onboard and ashore
Maritime education offers very broad opportunities for maritime careers and for your personal and professional development (i.e. CPD = Continuing Professional Development). You will be taught a comprehensive set of seafaring skills which will help you to safely and efficiently cross all the rivers, seas and oceans. The knowledge and skills learned during your maritime career are easily transferable and highly appreciated to many other careers ashore: being responsible for a small crew on a huge ship, having proven technical and management skills, finding creative and practical solutions for problems you are faced with on board, working with many different cultures, and being able to work independently are all skills which many employers are looking for.
On the other hand the contemporary career path concerns a modern trend of two-way directions from shore to ship and back to shore (shore-ship-shore). Specifically, the entry point can be either from the maritime industry or another (non maritime) shore based sector.