Education and Training for Boatbuilders in New Zealand, United States of America and United Kingdom
Office of Employment, Training and Tertiary Education
NZ, USA, UK
The rapid technological change that has occurred in the boatbuilding industry in the last 40 years has resulted in a shift away from the the one-off craft based building process (mostly in timber) to the production line engineering multiple copy process (fibre re-inforced plastics), this has led to the deskilling of a large portion of the boatbuilding workforce.
Due to environmental concerns, the new sophisticated closed moulding techniques introduced will require the retraining of large sections of the current workforce in boatbuilding, and extended training periods for new employees.