Future Skill Profiles - a Key to Renew Marine Industry
Meristö, Tarja; Laitinen, Jukka (2015)
Lappeenranta University of Technology
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Meristö T., Laitinen J., (2015). Future Skill Profiles - a Key to Renew Marine Industry. Huizingh E., Torkkeli M., Conn S., Bitran I. (Eds.)., 2015 Proceedings of the XXVI ISPIM Innovation Conference., In: LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications, Lappeenranta University of Technology.
The goal this paper is to find out why and how the marine industry cluster will change in the future and explore how to build win-win strategy for the future so that both companies and education institutes are successful in their operations. An essential question is how to renew the education sector at different educational levels so the focus of this paper is on the skills and competences for the future needs of the cluster. As a framework we have used future oriented process model which combines futures research, foresight, concept design and R&D&I activities. The main findings include alternative scenarios of the Finnish marine industry cluster and future skill profiles. Finally, recommendations for different actor groups to achieve the new demands and fulfill the roles and expectations in the future are presented.