Estonian Qualifications Authority and Association of Estonian Boatyards started a series of common workshops to update the current professional qualifications standards system for small craft builders and engineers. Kuressaare Regional Training Centre and TUT Kuressaare College are closely involved in the process.

The aim of the project is to have a real-life attached basis for renewing the qualification exams and developing curriculums of boatbuilding, small craft engineering and retraining boatmasters. Also the new system has to be matched to the European professional qualification levels.

In the first meetings held in 22th and 23th of March an overall conceptual approach was negotiated, in the 5th of April the work will continue. The whole project is estimated to run through the year 2010.