On IMO’s International Day of the Seafarer, two companies have clubbed together to focus on improving maritime safety through training mariners
With more than 200,000 seafarers stranded at sea, the international maritime community has rallied to call for more assistance from regional and national authorities to enable expedient crew changes.
For people serving on ships, ongoing training is vital to ensure they remain safe during operations.
With this in mind, Green-Jakobsen and SQLearn have formed a partnership to focus on the human element from managing crews on ships to training mariners through e-learning.
Green-Jakobsen brings its experience in managing human resources (HR) and safety to developing and implementing training activities.
SQLearn produces distance learning packages and training management systems for shipping companies. Its e-learning libraries focus on lessons learnt through onboard experience, resilience training, mental health, which is becoming increasingly important as more seafarers are unable to return home, and soft skills such as resource management.
Its courses follow topics within IMO’s Standards for Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) for seafarers.
In reaction to the partnership, Green-Jakobsen senior consultant Maria Progοulaki said, “We are pleased to service clients using the SQLearn platform for conducting performance appraisals.”
SQLearn will improve seafarer performance management and make input and registration for this process easier. “Having SQLearn enables the client to focus on the important aspects of driving human performance,” said Ms Progοulaki.
SQLearn chief executive Spyros Goumas expects more dedication to “maritime safety, leadership and people performance” in the future.
His company serves more than 25,000 seafarers on 800 vessels. Its courses are interactive and use multimedia elements like narration and 3D videos.
Green-Jakobsen is certified by the Danish Maritime Authority in accordance with the authority’s standard for quality management of maritime training and education.