Why & How you can help?
We offer opportunities for Work-Study programs and help create a more ready, willing, and able entry-level workforce, through holistic guidance touching upon fundamentals like self-awareness and sense of purpose. Our Work-Study program includes Internships, Apprenticeships (μαθητείες), Sandwich Course and Shipping Office Visits.
PROJECT CONNECT is Shipping’s first HR hub, officially set up in 2015, helping young professionals in-the-making to “jump start” their careers in the shipping industry, whether sea-going or on-shore, along with offering self-development seminars and “mentorships”. We encourage shipping companies to offer opportunities of learning through work experience, from freshman period onward, through our facility.
At the same time, PROJECT CONNECT offers the opportunity to shipping companies to handle internship programs efficiently and effectively in order to stimulate work productivity, without disturbing the existing personnel’s activity. It also serves as an auxiliary facility to career placement departments of educational institutions and promotes self-development seminars.
Our Work-Study (work-ship) and Adopt a Ship programs benefit everyone, including you!
As a Member company, you have access to our Member’s Kit & online CV Database to select pre-screened students that have received instruction on basic administrative tasks, conduct in a shipping company and passed a soft skills assessment (the owiwi game).
You get the opportunity to share your success story with the young professionals in-the-making. Be a role model. Come on board PROJECT CONNECT’s “Mentor-ships”. Share your work experiences and be part of the “Brain-bank”. Take on interns for 1-month Office Visit (i.e. summer period) or for 2-6 months Internship or Apprenticeship (μαθητεία) and use the files of our PROJECT CONNECT Work-Study programs, easing the handling process and saving your personnel time (included in the Member’s Kit).
Also, by being a member, you are planting the seed of maritime knowledge and increasing awareness of seafarers’ life and the shipping industry through the Adopt a Ship program that we administer in Greek primary schools. Enroll your vessels!
Participating companies enhanced their CSR profile. You will too!
Become a Member with an annual donation fee commitment
From 2021 onward, newly joined companies will be considered "Members", distinguishing the Founder Members for their unique support in our developmental stages.
- As a Contributor, you volunteer your HR, Communication, Admin/IT services.
- As a Sponsor, you sponsor a workshop seminar/webinar, Adopt a Ship, internship or a (CARE’s Tool)