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Preparing the Ocean Technical Workforce
Sunday, February 18, 2024, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST
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(This workshop is part of the Ocean Sciences Meeting)

Date: February 18, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 224 - Second Floor

Description: To increase the marine science workforce capacity, we must collectively take action to establish attractive, innovative, agile and equitable educational opportunities. These opportunities should capitalize on skill sets for a diverse range of workers and encourage engagement pathways for life-long learning through stackable microcredentials and professional certificates to promote personal growth. The Marine Technology Society (MTS), in collaboration with community members, is in the process of creating an infrastructure to issue a variety of stackable microcredentials addressing core competencies required for employment in the blue economy.

During the workshop presenters will share the drafted framework, competencies, and approach. Attendees will be invited to discuss the application and relevance of the microcredential framework in small working groups and offer comments and suggestions for revision and improvement. Click here to learn more about MTS Microcredentials. 

Hosts: Marine Technology Society (MTS) 

More Information: For more information about the Ocean Sciences Meeting, visit agu.org/Ocean-Sciences-Meeting