Houston Marine Training Teams Up with MGI

Thursday, March 08, 2001
Houston Marine Training Services has partnered with MGI International Inc., of Vancouver, BC, Canada, to provide Computer Based Training (CBT) delivery of the classroom-theoretical portions of STCW-Basic Safety Training. An impetus for this deal is the urgency for mariners to comply with international regulations of the Standards for Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW), as under current traditional training delivery parameters, it is expected that 60 - 80 percent of companies will be compliant with STCW by February 1, 2002. The availability of this training in a CBT format will increase the training capacity to meet the demands currently facing the maritime industry.

The CBT program is approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and fully meets the STCW requirements for the traditional classroom portion of Basic Safety Training. The courseware is delivered using interactive multimedia that combines CBT with practical training. The modular design allows ongoing student interaction in a proctored, self-paced learning environment. Each student must still be assessed for proficiency in fire fighting, water survival, and first aid. The benefits of this training method delivered in an electronic teaching format are crew flexibility, cost savings, and student data management.

Maintaining crew flexibility is vital to companies competing in a global economy. Training is available around the clock when delivered onboard the vessels. When the student has completed the CBT elements, the student can enroll in the instructor lead practical field/final assessment for fire fighting, water survival, and first aid.

Both companies and employees are burdened with the cost of training related expenses. The reduction in training hours, travel costs, and the integration of the training with work schedules will result in substantial cost savings.

Each student's progress is captured on a "Student Access Card." Instructor observation capabilities allow electronic monitoring of the student's course progression. The scores and progress sheets are available to the instructor or training coordinator by accessing the administration database.

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Environmental

Hurricane Gonzalo Knocks out Bermuda Power

Power was knocked out to 80 percent of Bermuda's electricity grid due to Hurricane Gonzalo, the island's only power company, Bermuda Electric Light Co., said on Friday evening.

Can Oil & Gas Superpower Lead on Climate Change?

A day before President Barack Obama addressed the United Nations to declare the nation is "stepping up to the plate" to tackle climate change, nearly 400,000

World’s 1st LNG Hybrid Barge Christened "Hummel"

The world’s first LNG hybrid barge of Becker Marine Systems was christened with the name "Hummel" on October 18, 2014, at Grasbrook Quay in HafenCity Hamburg.

Education/Training

USS Constitution Not to Set Sail Until 2018

The crew of USS Constitution embarked on their final Boston Harbor underway demonstration aboard Old Ironsides this year, Oct. 17. Constitution set out into

Much Activity During Danish Maritime Days

Danish Maritime Days was well visited, and there were many participants and great enthusiasm at the more than 50 events. Attendance at the many events tells that the maritime days were successful.

Open Ship a Success

Amaliekajen was buzzing with life during Culture Night, when the Danish Maritime Authority’s vessel Poul Løwenørn lowered the gangway and invited everyone interested on board.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1713 sec (6 req/sec)