Distance Learning News

MTCS UK Set to Impress China's COOEC

in Tanggu of Tianjin Municipality, Qingdao of Shandong Province and Zhuhai of Guangdong Province, realizing the base layout across the country for functional complementation to cover shallow and deepwater engineering and develop the global market.   MTCS (UK) also deliver HV theory by distance learning along with a portfolio of other distance learning courses, the latest of which is fiber optic training for ROV operators

Project carried out by Schmidt Ocean Institute

Scientists Produce Data from Largest Single Volcano

the volcano, which will allow us to produce the best bathymetry map ever of Tamu Massif.” In addition to the science objectives, the science team connected live with over 4000 students and teachers across the globe, giving them a taste of science at sea. Texas State Aquarium Manager of Distance Learning and Outreach Suraida Nañez-James sailed on Falkor and lead the classroom connections. “The best part of this expedition has been the opportunity to bring teachers and students along on our exploration”, said Suraida. “They became part of our journey, and we were able

Jenny Matthew (Photo: Jee)

Engineers Seek Flexible Benefits from Virtual Classrom

Looking at the global application of Online Distance Learning (ODL), according to a 2014 report from the International Council for Open and Distance Education, in 2007 there were 150 million students worldwide engaged in distance learning, with a predicted 400 million students by 2030. Truly highlighting the worth and potential of online learning. These predictions are certainly supported by Jee Ltd, a leading engineering and training firm, which recognizes that traditional tutor-led classroom methods of training can be costly, often difficult to deliver consistently to large, global teams and not

Dingena Theunisse

Online Learning Benefits Offshore Workforces

. It makes our products available anywhere, anytime, allowing companies to use one system to track and monitor learners’ progress throughout their offshore career.” Dingena Theunisse, Competence and Training Manager, Atlas Services Group, who currently uses the MTCS online distance learning tool, said, “Atlas agrees that Online Learning is and has proven to be a huge step forward in providing a set of courses independent of location and time limitations. MTCS offers a recognized Competence Management Framework, tailored to meet our preferences and allowing our workers to

L-R  Tim Sydenham, Business Partner for Research and Innovation at Plymouth University; Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor David Coslett; Professor Simon Handley, Head of the School of Psychology; and IMarEST’s Chief Operating Officer Paul James.

IMarEST Acquires HA

members as well as the wider marine community.” Dr Richard Thain, Director of the Hydrographic Academy at Plymouth University and member of the University’s School of Marine Science and Engineering, said: “The Hydrographic Academy has established a truly innovative model for distance learning for the off-shore sector, meaning you can study for a degree on an oil rig or survey vessel in the middle of the ocean. “The deal with IMarEST will enable us to take forward the Academy at speed and create new programs and opportunities for our students, while retaining strong links

L-R: Craig Fraser, Draughtsman; Jonathan Stalker, Design Engineer; Emma Gibson, Sales Coordinator; and Sherri Cocker, Accounts Coordinator

Hydro Group: Invest in the Future

each and every employee.” Opportunities to enhance their skill sets are given to all members of staff; employees under the age of 21 have the option to attend day release at local colleges whilst still receiving full pay, and those over 21 have the opportunity to attend night classes or distance learning at Hydro Group’s expense. “At Hydro Group we have trainees and apprentices in nearly every department. We have a “Grow our own” policy for recruitment, taking on youngsters, developing and training them to go as far as possible within the company,” Buxton continued

Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH’s chief executive officer

KVH Industries Acquires Videotel

, a producer of high-quality training films and e-Learning services for the commercial maritime industry. Servicing over 11,000 vessels, Videotel is a market leader in the provision of maritime training services, offering video, animation, e-Learning computer-based training (CBT), and interactive distance learning courses.   “The acquisition of Videotel is an important addition to our portfolio of services targeting the needs of commercial seafarers and supports our strategic vision of extending our maritime broadband service to include delivering premium content to vessels,” said

MTCS assessor.

Oil Majors Increasingly Employ eLearning Tools

Warburton, Managing Director for MTCS Ltd. “The global nature of the oil and gas industry also creates demand for network-based tools, such as eLearning, that can deal with highly distributed workforces. No matter where in the U.S, or indeed the rest of the world they are, candidates can use distance learning methods (eLearning) most appropriate to their needs, whether it is through the internet or the office intranet.” www.mtcs.info   (As published in the May 2014 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - http://www.marinetechnologynews.com/Magazine)  

Optimus Seventh Generation chief executive, Derek Smith

Optimus Contract Wins Generate New Hirings

such positive feedback on the quality of our training courses, that we have now expanded our capabilities. For the first time we will be running Open Courses and have launched an eLearning programme enabling candidates to complete NEBOSH certificates and diplomas and  IOSH Managing Safely as distance learning online.” Since its formation in 2003, Optimus Seventh Generation has built a diverse portfolio of global customers, focusing on high hazard industries both within the U.K. and internationally, with offices in Aberdeen, Rio de Janeiro and Perth Australia.  

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