The Cervantes Saavedra Schooner School Ship began its courses in April. The ship, moored in the Marina of Valencia, is the third campus of the Camilo José Cela University, through the Center for Maritime Studies (CEM). This entity, dedicated to maritime training, was created to meet the needs of professionals in the maritime sector. The CEM-UCJC headquarters are on the Almagro campus of the Camilo José Cela University, in Madrid.
In May it will again teach new courses for certifications certifications of competence for seafarers of the IMO Convention “STCW 95”, and teach those for recreational qualifications for seafarers. The Gulet Cervantes Saavedra is enabled both for theoretical training and for practical training.
The next courses will be: “Hospitality House Keeping”, from May 17 to 21, “Silver Service”, from May 24 to 28, “Certificate of Specialty for Passenger Ships”, from May 4 to 7 and “Update of the Certificate of Specialty for Passenger Ships ”, on May 7. “Hospitality House Keeping” is aimed at young people who want to access their first job in the nautical sector. It is an opportunity to work, practice languages, in a safe environment with very strict security protocols for COVID. For its part, the objective of the “Silver Service” course is to train students in the skills, knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to successfully undertake their professional customer service functions on cruise ships and yachts, as well as to correctly manage their relationship. daily with the rest of the departments and service providers.
“These activities are a very good opportunity for any young person who wants to work. We practice English, social relations are encouraged and we travel in a very safe Covid free environment ”, says Norah Fernández-Cuesta, captain of the Goleta Cervantes Saavedra. According to the latest study by the Valencian Institute for Economic Research (IVIE) and the BBVA Foundation, nautical and maritime transport, as well as naval engineering, is among the careers with the most job opportunities.