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Welcome to a brand-new episode of the Heading for Change podcast. In this episode, we examine how maritime students prepare for life at sea. In addition to technical knowledge, do they learn important facts regarding how they can contribute to safe and successful shipping operations ? 

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Johanna talked to two maritime students – John Strandvall, soon to be examined Master Mariner and  marine engineer Linnea Gustafsson, who finished her education 4 years ago. Both have been educated on the Aland Islands at Alandica Shipping Academy. Tune in for an interesting discussion!

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1:01 The interview begins

3: 55 Valuable learnings from school

9:30 Communication and trust

12:06 Leadership and culture

16:17 Is all knowledge useful?

18:26 A good or bad start in worklife

26:08 Lessons about basic needs

30:45 Practical lessons

32:52 Is there a good and bad way to teach?

38: 26 Some changes that would be good


Johanna Kull


Martti Simojoki

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