Seafarers training in the 21. Century + Ability profiling

Report
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AGM Seminar
Copenhagen October 11th 2012
Seafarers training in the 21. Century
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Ability profiling
Ståle Nordvik
Area Sales Manager
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Seafarers training in the
21. Century
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Demand for training
STCW
New rules and regulations
MLC
ISM Code
Changes in existing rules and regulations
MARPOL
Charter requirements
Industry standards and best practises
New technology
ISPS Code
TOTS
SIGTTO
TMSA 2
Increased demand for training
Demand for training
How can the demand for training be met?
Maritime schools and academies
Commersial training centres
In-house training
E-learning – online and onboard
Onboard courses
Distance courses
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E-learning benefits
Easy to distribute – quick access to new training
Content can easily be revised and distributed
No need for support or assistance by instructors
Built in assessment and record keeping
Effective learning with interactive content
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Seafarer benefits
E-learning is available at any time both
onboard and ashore
Trainees can work at their own pace
Trainees can repeat course material to
reinforce their understanding
Self development to further enhance
own competence and career
opportunities
Protect the seafarers time ashore
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Benefits for shipowners/managers
Training records are stored and accessible from other
locations, and managed for audit and verification purposes
Retain crew by providing them training for own career
development
Keep your crew up to date
Uniform training material content
Save cost on travel, accommodation and course expenses
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Conclusion
To be able to meet the increasing demand for
training there has be other means for delivering
this training than traditional shore based
institutions
E-learning and onboard training is the most
effective way to achive this and will be even
more important in the future
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ABILITY PROFILING
APRO
WHAT is APRO?
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A psychometric test designed to objectively assess
individual differences in abilities believed to be
important in order to develop safety, reliability and
quality in different kind of ship operations
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WHAT is APRO?
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WHY APRO?
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Avoid the ‘lottery aspect’ in the
recruitment process
To avoid accidents on technically
sophisticated vessels it is not
enough to have good procedures..
You also need intelligent seafarers
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WHY APRO?
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In the recruitment process the
objective is to spot the person that
acts without thinking
During employment the objective
is to spot mental disabilities that
occurs before it affects the safe
operation of the vessel
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WHAT is APRO?
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Processing
Thinking
Raven, BIF, FiCl
Output
Input
Initiate action
FiDr, Dots
Perceive info
NuFi, Hands
WHAT is APRO?
60 trials, No time limit
Logic thinking, use old information in new conditions
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WHAT is APRO?
64 trials, 300 sec.
Attention span, observation techniques, visual search
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WHAT is APRO?
22 x 8 x 5 trials, 60 sec x 5.
Rapid movements, sustained psycho-motor activity,
self-control
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WHAT is APRO?
49 trials, 300 sec.
Perceptual ability, global visual perception
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WHAT is APRO?
100 trials, 300 sec.
Rapid decision making, alpha-numeric analysis
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WHAT is APRO?
30 trials, 300 sec.
Abstract logic thinking, pattern recognition
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WHAT is APRO?
36 trials, 420 sec.
Analytic manual activity, smooth eye-hand co-ordination,
space-perception
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WHAT is APRO?
Speed-Accuracy Ratio
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APRO is fundamentally all about the measure of
speed versus accuracy
Speed is the response time whereas accuracy is
related to the number or percentage of incorrect
responses
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WHAT is APRO?
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Mandatory 1 day training course for APRO assessors
Next course in Manila on november 13th
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Thank you

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