4th GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON INNOVATION IN MARINE TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF MARITIME TRANSPORTATION NOVEMBER, İstanbul, Turkey, 18 - 19 November 2021, vol.1, pp.117
PURPOSE: There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has formed global impact in many sectors. It is a notable fact that the maritime industry, which is an respectable part of the supply chain, is also affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Along with these, it is thought that there are radical changes in the education sector with the Covid-19 pandemic. These changes, when combined with the changes of Covid-19 in the sector, created a considerable impact on maritime students' perceptions of their profession. In this study, it is aimed to investigate the effect of Covid-19 on students' occupational perceptions.
METHOD: In this paper, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on maritime students’ perceptions of their profession is investigated using the Five Point Likert Type Survey method.
FINDINGS: Evaluation of Covid-19 pandemic effects on maritime students’ perceptions of their profession
CONCLUSION: Recent developments resulting from Covid-19 have led to a renewed interest in maritime students’ perceptions of their profession. Accordingly, the study provides a better understanding of maritime students' opinions in order to help maritime regulatory bodies construct future policies that best match seafarer needs.