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New marine scholarship programme launched | 24 February 2020

Jumpstart a career in marine conservation and the blue economy with this exciting new programme.

WiseOceans Seychelles and GVI Seychelles are excited to launch their marine scholarship programme. This new initiative, funded by SeyCCAT, offers a comprehensive nine-month training programme for 18-25-year-old Seychellois with a passion and commitment to the marine sector. Through this training, WiseOceans Seychelles and GVI Seychelles will be helping young adults to forge new careers in the blue economy, the biggest growing sector in Seychelles, and helping to create the next generation of highly skilled professionals, innovators and stewards of the Seychelles marine environment.

This programme will offer in-depth practical and theory training centered around the marine environment, developing skills to increase opportunities for employment and further education. There are no formal education requirements to take part in this programme as WiseOceans Seychelles and GVI Seychelles are looking for passionate, committed and hard working applicants who want to make a difference and build a career around the incredible Seychelles’ marine sector.

The programme, based across Mahé and the inner islands, includes six months of core training delivered by WiseOceans Seychelles and GVI Seychelles and three months of placements with partner organisations in both the public and private sectors. These placements will be tailored to participants’ individual interests and skills, helping to build connections and experiences in the workplace.

The core training programme will include strong practical training in the marine sector including; marine ecology, coral reef restoration, sustainable fisheries training, survey and research skills, event organisation, science communication, entrepreneurial skills, and more!

Those who will take part will get hands-on experience conducting research and marine conservation work including coral reef surveys, turtle and shark population monitoring. In addition all participants will receive the following:

What’s Included

  • EFR First Aid certification
  • PADI Open Water Certification
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Certification
  • PADI Coral Reef Research Diver Certification
  • Personal set of snorkel equipment
  • Coral Reef ID Books
  • Monthly Stipend
  • Food and accommodation while on certain placements

 

WiseOceans Seychelles and GVI Seychelles are looking for six participants for the Programme this year, running from April-December 2020. Places are fully-funded (stipend included). Applications are open now, please email Krishna Ashok (krishna@wiseoceans.com) for more details. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, deadline February 29, 2020.

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