Strategic Action Agenda Summary
ENHANCE SERVICE AND CARE TO SEAFARERS
Ship Welfare Visitor Force – Ship visiting is the foundation of seafarer welfare services.
Recruit and extensively train community members to become Certified Ship Welfare Visitors and ensure that every ship that docks at the Port of Oakland will be visited within twelve hours of arrival. In the years ahead the Force will serve all Bay Area ports.
Home Fit for Heroes – Renew the International Maritime Center to provide a more fresh, vibrant and attractive “home away from home” to raise the spirits of seafarers – our heroes – who are risking their lives every day to support our global economy and prosperity modeled Maritime Center Facility
Digital Excellence – state-of-the-art digital infrastructure [including website, social media and wi-fi] and operations to provide remote support to seafarers such as one-to-one counseling, 24/7 chaplain chats, concerns over the extension of contracts and repatriation, family support and referral; Spiritual support; referral to chaplain or agent.
CULTIVATE A NEW GENERATION FOR MARITIME CAREERS
TOMORROW CORPS –By 2030 the ocean economy will be worth $3 trillion. Rapid advances in technology and innovation are reshaping the maritime industry. The types of skills required for the maritime/ocean workforce are changing continually. Hiring and keeping talent is a challenge. TOMORROW CORPS is a hands-on maritime training program specifically designed to expose a new generation to the skills and knowledge needed to explore and prepare for the emerging career opportunities in the various sectors of the maritime industry. TOMORROW CORPS is especially committed to encouraging young people from communities of color, and young women, to explore the growing opportunities in the maritime industry.
CONNECT MARITIME AND COMMUNITY
The maritime industry brings tremendous economic and social benefits to local and regional communities. yet public awareness and support for maritime is often minimal. Connecting Maritime and Community is an ongoing effort to facilitate inspiring, empowering and educational engagements between local communities and the maritime industry in the Bay Area. The effort features:
- Maritime Culture Currents explores the significance of maritime traditions in the development of various cultures in the world. It also examines the contributions, influence and impact of distinct cultural groups upon global maritime traditions and practices.
- Community Connections Gatherings invite the community to visit our charming space and appealing location for arts performances, culinary events, community dialogues, designed to create close, more personal connections to the maritime environment.
- Maritime Celebrations commemorate and honor milestones and global maritime traditions, and to acknowledge the special benefits that the world receives from the maritime industry and to pay tribute to the accomplishments and sacrifices of merchant marines, seafarers and others who have that make life in the U.S possible individuals and with festive community gatherings.
Seafarers Ministry of the Golden Gate at the International Maritime Center is committed to serving as a catalyst and conduit for building innovative, relevant and inspiring links between maritime and community to help the region maximize the full potential of the Bay Area maritime sector for the benefit of all.
We invite to to join us as a volunteer, a donor, advisor or friend.
Let’s go FULL SPEED AHEAD!!