The Whitby Maritime Training Hub will provide training and certification opportunities for the maritime, marine and offshore renewable industries, to residents of Whitby and wider market.
This project addresses a need to develop a better supply of technical abilities to meet the demand in both developing new skills and recertification. Additionally, the Hub will also provide accommodation for maritime businesses and service providers to support economy growth and resilience within the local community.
The Aim of this project: “To become a renowned centre of maritime training and enterprise which strengthens and supports the local maritime sector and embodies traditional and 21st century maritime culture”
It is underpinned by the following objectives:
- To support the training requirements of the local industry through certified, technical training and apprenticeships, acting to increase qualification levels amongst the working age population
- To enhance the perception of the maritime and associated industry amongst local people and businesses, generating a more viable sector which becomes more attractive to work in
- To deliver high quality, affordable and flexible commercial space, driving increases in the number of start-ups and/or scaleups and the number of enterprises within the Town Deal Area
- To support high level education and career pathways for local people, delivering higher value in the local area