LONDON, May 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The DNV SeaSkill™ ST-0595 standard is the first of its kind and responds to an emerging trend in the marine training market: the emergence of training platform providers.
The standard’s certification framework aims to ensure the quality of training platforms, as well as their learning products and operation. It was developed in cooperation with Seably as a pilot customer.
Rapid digitization, the drive to provide more onboard learning experiences, and two years of operating during a global pandemic have transformed the maritime training market. Larger digital portfolios and local providers seeking access to learners around the world have led to the emergence of digital training platforms. They offer local vendors the opportunity to elevate their prices beyond their regional market and gain access to customers around the world.
Andrea Lodolo, CEO of Seably, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to work with DNV on the ST-0595 standard, which is open and will be available to any organization in the maritime sector. It was great It’s important to us that we pioneered for the benefit of the whole industry and not just a select few. There have been huge advancements in technology and learning skills, and Seably has been at the forefront, driving innovation in our unique market. This standard recognizes these advances while setting the bar for maintaining the quality and robustness that seafarers rightly expect from their training and development. We hope to see many more companies achieve the standard in the future.
“Making learning experiences widely available to seafarers is a very positive development for an industry that is becoming increasingly demanding as it moves towards a digitized and decarbonized future. However, while we welcome this trend, it equally important is ensuring that training platform providers have a robust management system in place that takes into account the challenges of their unique operating environment,” says Ulrich Bernhardt, Head of Competency and Learning and SeaSkill™ at DNV.
He added: “That’s why we were so pleased to work with Seably as a pilot customer to develop the DNV SeaSkill™ ST-0595 certification standard. It defines the necessary criteria for digital training platforms, for example , including requirements to ensure the quality of training organizations that use the platform as well as their products and covers information security.”
In addition, DNV’s certification criteria also include other areas of service that the training platform can offer to its own customers. This covers services such as the provision of training simulators, learner assessments and certification on behalf of integrated training organisations, as well as content development and learning consultancy.
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Image 1: SeaSkill Service Manager Torsten Schröder and Seably CEO Andrea Lodolo
SeaSkill Service Manager Torsten Schröder awarded certification to Seably CEO Andrea Lodolo
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SeaSkill Service Manager Torsten Schröder and Seably CEO Andrea Lodolo