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Monday, 23 March 2020 07:55

ABS launches eLearning training platform

Computer based training delivers cost-effective solution to augment classroom training and promote continuous learning across industrial practice areas

ABS Group of Companies has launched an eLearning training platform to provide state-of-the-art educational tools and offer a robust catalogue of professional training courses to technical personnel worldwide.

The new training solution will feature on-demand courses to augment classroom training in the practice areas of Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Asset Reliability, Compliance Management and Process Safety, and to support excellence in organisational performance.

"For decades ABS Group has provided world-class training services, administering the highest standards of education and consulting to thousands of professionals in the U.S. and internationally," said Michael Harrington, director of ABS Group Training. "These same award-winning subject matter experts who have been recognised for their contributions to multidisciplinary engineering fields are now sharing technical and regulatory expertise for training at your pace, anytime, anywhere."

Several eLearning courses are specialised to industry’s most pressing operational challenges. The first phase of e-courses focuses on Cybersecurity as an operational imperative and include Business Cybersecurity courses and a Maritime Cybersecurity course. Additional e-courses will focus on Reliability Management and Reliability Centred Maintenance. The e-courses to follow will be tailored to safety, risk and compliance management topics ranging from Root Cause Analysis (RCA), ISO Concepts, Safety Management, Quality, Environment, Risk Management Standards, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Process Safety Management (PSM), Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Management of Change (MOC) and International and Offshore Oil and Gas Regulations and Standards.

All e-course materials are introductory, with the option of customisation for advanced or industry specific training. Accompanying training solutions are available such as public and private instructor led classroom training. The eLearning training platform will also host a range of learning products, including books, reference materials and Root Cause Maps.

Visit the platform to learn more: https://training.abs-group.com

JRC/Alphatron Marine has installed new VSTEP simulators at its training facility in Rotterdam and re-introduced ECDIS Type Specific Training and Marcom-A training.

The ECDIS Type Specific Training for both JRC and Wärtsilä (Transas) ECDIS is offered for an international audience in English and provides the required knowledge for the general use of the ECDIS as well as a detailed introduction to the system’s features.

For ECDIS training, JRC/Alphatron Marine requires that the trainee has adequate experience on ECDIS and has accomplished the IMO Model Course 1.27

The Marcom-A training represents the General Operating Certificate which allows users to operate maritime radio transmission equipment. Other facets of this study include the international GMDSS regulations, compulsory books, emergency procedures and daily use of the onboard equipment. Marcom-A training will be given only in Dutch and is certified by Dutch authority ILenT.

Maritime training provider Videotel has announced that it is offering the maritime industry free access to its new training package, “The 2020 Sulphur Regulations – Achieving Compliance”.

The Jiangsu Maritime Institute (JMI) in China has chosen KONGSBERG’s most advanced K-Sim simulator technology as part of its major facilities expansion.

The UK’s largest and most sophisticated maritime simulation centre, situated at Solent University’s main campus in Southampton, was officially opened by Sir Michael Bibby Bt., DL, president of the UK Chamber of Shipping, on Tuesday 21 May 2019.

Wärtsilä’s simulator software has been selected by the Rotterdam based STC Group for installation to three maritime training centres to provide teaching in safe and efficient navigation.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 10:00

KVH sells Videotel for $90m

KVH Industries has announced the sale of its Videotel group of companies to an affiliate of Oakley Capital for a base purchase price of $90 million.

The Flemish Service for Employment and Vocational Training (VDAB) has chosen a dredging simulator developed by KONGSBERG for its state-of-the-art K-Sim Navigation technology platform.

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)’s MLA College, together with the University of Sunderland and Stapleton International, has developed an online Maritime Cyber Risk Awareness Course to help address an industry-wide lack of preparedness against digital threats.

Thursday, 28 February 2019 10:31

Columbia launches eLearning system with Adobe

Columbia Shipmanagement has launched its own eLearning Management System (LMS) in partnership with Adobe Systems.

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