Innovative tools

The Eugenides Foundation in collaboration with the Business School of Hamburg (HSBA) developed five (5) innovative open access tools within the context of the SkillSea project, in order to assist MET providers, maritime professionals and other MET stakeholders in strategic internationalization, cooperation and evaluation processes, and to enable versatile employability assessments of skills profiles. Particularly:

  1. To support strategic cooperation of MET stakeholders of diverse but appropriate as per case types, a Stakeholder Cooperation for MET Tool (S.CO.MET.T) strategy tool has been created (D3.5)
  2. For evaluating curricula suitability of maritime education in an evolving industry setting, a versatile Strategic Evaluation MET Tool (ST.E.ME.T) was designed. This tool is based on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and can be used for both internal and external evaluation of MET Institutions (D3.2).
  3. To assess the suitability of MET curricula for employability and the individual employability of maritime professionals, a versatile Shipping Employability AHP-Based Anticipating Tool (S.E.A.B.AN.T) has been devised (D3.3). This AHP-based tool offers the user a structured self-assessment of employability of maritime professionals/MET graduates. The model can serve different types of users in a versatile way; two key use cases are stated as follows:
    --How employable is the average graduate of our MET? (Sheet 1)
    --How employable is my profile as a maritime professional? (Sheet 2 - Employability Self-Assessment / How employable is my profile)
  4. To support the internationalisation process of METs, two tools have been devised (D3.4):
    --the Strategy Direction Location (STRA.D.L) to facilitate choosing among strategic options open to all MET. It allows the mapping by MET themselves given their internal and external attributes and allows the selection of internationalization partners.
    --The Transfer International Tool (Trans. I.T) supports the transferability and recognition of modules. It is useful for assessing the similarity of modules.
    The evaluation and internationalization tools are accompanied by training videos and user guides.