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Monday, December 11, 2017

Evaluating the benefits of on-board computer based training (CBT) – free trial disks available from the Secretariat

On-board computer-based training (CBT), as part of a blend of learning events, when integrated into a properly managed competence development system, should be able to deliver measurable results in safety and operational proficiency, and cost savings. When used on board, the learner (crew) is accessing CBT close to the point where acquired skills will be applied thereby facilitating knowledge transfer.

 

The last few years have seen a massive investment by tanker owners in new ships - almost USD 50bn last year alone. But without a parallel investment in human resources, the hardware investment may lose some of its gloss.

 

INTERTANKO Chairman Nick Fistes has highlighted crew training as one of the priorities for his chairmanship.

 

In line with this initiative, the IT Committee would like to encourage members who have not used on-board CBT as a learning tool to evaluate the free trial disks available from the Secretariat. Please e-mail the Secretary to the IT Committee, Minerva Alfonso, for a free copy of the disks covering:

 

a)     Seaboard Security Training

b)     Ballast Water Management

c)     Fire Safety for Ships

d)     Elementary First Aid for Seafarers

e)     Personal Sea Survival

f)       Learning MS Word

g)     Learning MS Excel

h)     Interactive Training Evaluation System Tool

 

The IT Committee would like to thank the following associate members for providing the free trial disks: International Development and Environmental Shipping School (IDESS);

International Business Solutions S.A.; Seagull AS.

 

Contact: Minerva R. Alfonso