Training budgets for seafarers continue to rise around the world, while e-learning gains ground in maritime training, according to the MarTID 2020 Training Practices Report.
Resilience training for maritime is a concept that becomes more and more common and can prove to be of high importance to seafarers’ safety.
Virtual reality applications can be effectively used in order to train professionals and combined with the capabilities of e-learning, can provide a unique approach to advance the ways people work and learn using their personal computer.
Business sustainability using continuous training solutions helps companies to embrace a culture of “investing in people”. Companies invest in training their employees rather than hiring new people which can be much more costly on different levels. Most companies nowadays want to invest in retaining their people – and developing that pool – so they keep employees well trained and up-to-date so that they can respond to the company’s ever-changing needs.
The main benefit of online training when it comes to maritime safety and compliance is that employees can be reached everywhere, all over the world, at any time.
Every company should provide career development paths and the required learning programs that will enable the employees to develop the necessary knowledge and skills.
The current speed of change means that employees need to be trained continuously in order for shipping companies to avoid the dangers of being out-thought and outdated by the fast growing maritime regulatory framework. Traditional learning is expensive, takes a long time and results can vary. E-learning is faster, cheaper and provides a high return of investment.