AGM Seminar

Copenhagen October 11th 2012

Seafarers training in the 21. Century
Ability profiling

Ståle Nordvik
Area Sales Manager


Seafarers training in the 21.

Demand for training 3 STCW MLC New rules and regulations ISM Code Changes in existing rules and regulations MARPOL Charter requirements Industry standards and best practises ISPS Code TOTS New technology SIGTTO TMSA 2 Increased demand for training .

Demand for training 4 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 .

E-learning benefits 5 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 .

Seafarer benefits 6 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 Protect the seafarers time ashore Self development to further enhance own competence and career opportunities .

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 .Benefits for shipowners/managers 7 Training records are stored and accessible from other locations.

8 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 .


WHAT is APRO?  10 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 .

WHAT is APRO? 11 .

WHY APRO?   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 12 ..

WHY APRO?  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 13 .

BIF. Hands . Dots Perceive info NuFi. FiCl Output Input Initiate action FiDr.WHAT is APRO? 14 Processing Thinking Raven.

use old information in new conditions 15 . No time limit Logic thinking.WHAT is APRO? 60 trials.

300 sec. Attention span.WHAT is APRO? 64 trials. visual search 16 . observation techniques.

WHAT is APRO? 22 x 8 x 5 trials. 60 sec x 5. Rapid movements. sustained psycho-motor activity. self-control 17 .

WHAT is APRO? 49 trials. Perceptual ability. global visual perception 18 . 300 sec.

alpha-numeric analysis 19 . Rapid decision making.WHAT is APRO? 100 trials. 300 sec.

pattern recognition 20 . 300 sec.WHAT is APRO? 30 trials. Abstract logic thinking.

space-perception 21 . smooth eye-hand co-ordination. 420 sec.WHAT is APRO? 36 trials. Analytic manual activity.

WHAT is APRO? 22 Speed-Accuracy Ratio   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 .

WHAT is APRO? 23 .

24 Mandatory 1 day training course for APRO assessors Next course in Manila on november 13th .

25 Thank you .