Cornwall Marine Network is delighted to announce that it has secured further funding to help preserve maritime heritage skills. The ‘Interreg IVA Two Seas’ funding programme will support the bringing together of two previously funded projects: Traditional Maritime Skills and Heroes 2 Seas.
The alliance, combined with a new cluster of organisations, will join forces to enhance traditional boat building training programmes and to promote the sector further, specifically to: job seekers, marine businesses and the education community.
‘This funding provides a unique opportunity to further support this valued sector, building on our past achievements and broadening its beneficiaries. We’re looking forward to presenting and publishing our results at the project end conference in Belgium during the final quarter of 2014.’ said Tim Bowerbank, Marketing Manager of Cornwall Marine Network.
The final conference will be the perfect opportunity to connect employers looking for workers, educators who want to expand their courses and job seekers looking to start their careers in this sector. The conference will also be an opportunity to showcase the new traditional boat building accreditation scheme which will be developed as part of the training programme. The conference will hope to attract delegates from across the Two Seas Region, including: the UK, France, Holland and Belgium.
Just under €224,000 was awarded to the new project, now named Maritime Heritage Skills: Preserve, Develop, Share. The following organisations form the core team: