Posted: 1st December 2021
V.Group has been shortlisted for SMART4SEA’s 2022 Training Award, which is awarded to any organisation that provided a significant achievement, breakthrough or contribution in any aspect of training with respect to smart shipping.
At V.Group, training and development of crew and colleagues is at the heart of all operations. Initiatives launched over the past 12 months show the Group’s commitment to achieving the highest standards in line with the new smart environment ship managers operate within. V.Group recognises that the future of training and assessment is in cloud simulation and has innovated training delivery.
As well as COVID-19 specific online courses, including mental health and COVID-19 precaution training, multiple courses (virtual and face-to-face) are available to colleagues, focusing on competence enhancement – technical; behaviour; leadership and use of systems and technology.
More than 140,000 e-learning courses were completed by V.Group seafarers during H1 2021 – a 78% YOY increase vs 2020. 22,031 training days were recorded for either face-to-face or virtual courses in H1 2021.
Developed in 2020, the Navigational Skills Development Program (NSDP), trains seafarers in navigation and bridge watchkeeping skills. It was designed, built and implemented by V.Group’s technology partner ARI Simulation. More than 1,000 assessment scenarios have been conducted. The system gives insights on officers’ performance in simulated navigational situations. V.Group uses smart technology to analyse AN assessment reports to improve officer performance.
These are just some of the many training initiatives that V.Group have initiated and, despite challenges presented by Covid, we have continued to focus on providing excellent training opportunities for all colleagues, adding training consultants in 2021.
The winner of the SMART4SEA 2022 Training award will be determined by an online public vote, which is now live, and will be announced during a special Award Ceremony to be held on Wednesday 23 February 2022. To cast your vote, please visit: https://events.safety4sea.com/2022-smart4sea-virtual-awards/