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KONGSBERG OFFERS REMOTE INTEGRATED TRAINING PACKAGES

Monday, March 30, 2020 

Kongsberg Maritime has introduced an integrated strategy to deliver remote, targeted training through digital platforms in order to reduce travel, cost, time away from home and climate footprint.

Three products – Remote Training, e-Learning and K-CAT (Kongsberg Competence Assessment Tool) – combine to ensure that vessel crews can benefit from Kongsberg’s expertise from the convenience and safety of their homes or offices.

Remote Training is delivered through established virtual classrooms and online training tools. The virtual/digital training environment allows remote students to learn using their own vessel’s software, assisted live by a qualified instructor. Many of Kongsberg’s  classroom courses can be delivered in this way, using cloud-based virtual machines to operate real Dynamic Positioning (K-Pos), Automation (K-Chief 700) and Navigation (K-Bridge) software from any location. Remote Training can be delivered as a generic course or customised for each customer, with vessel-specific software.

E-Learning – which is now available for K-Chief 600 in addition to Kongsberg’s ECDIS course – delivers an interactive learning experience without the instructor, allowing the student to complete the course at their convenience. E-Learning typically comprises a combination of theoretical lessons, practical tasks and summative tests after every topic, qualifying the student to sign up for a final online assessment.

Online assessment is carried out via the Kongsberg Competence Assessment Tool (K-CAT). Usage includes verification of crews’ competence, pre-employment assessments and more – for example, to verify a potential employee’s knowledge of a subject prior to hiring. K-CAT offers a portfolio of competence assessments that measure key competencies from two perspectives: system understanding/utilisation of the DP system and practical skills of DP Operators. Aiming to help ship owners safeguard and verify the development and retention of their crews’ skills, K-CAT now offers competence assessments for key DP personnel, with additional offerings expected in the near future.

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