Mintra has unveiled a new model of immersive digital learning course which includes Kongsberg Digital cloud-based simulations. This new solution will transform the way maritime training is currently undertaken., says the company.
The new course model weaves together a comprehensive learning framework that merges interactive digital learning and assessment with practical skills through simulation. The outcome is a technically accurate, high-quality, cloud-based, immersive learning experience that enables seafarers to seamlessly master essential theoretical and practical skills anywhere at any time.
The innovative solution is the result of an exciting cross-disciplinary collaboration between Mintra’s innovation team and Kongsberg’s Digital simulator experts. The courses will be provided on Mintra’s industry-leading learning and competency platform, Trainingportal, which has been specifically designed for safety-critical industries.
The first courses to launch focus on a vessels engine room operations and include technical training modules designed with specialists who have a deep understanding of the nuances of engine room operations. Subsequent courses in production will focus on areas such as cargo and navigation.
On Mintra’s Trainingportal platform, learners complete digital modules and then transition seamlessly to the simulator, where specially crafted exercises put their knowledge into practice, further embedding their understanding and enhancing their skills. The immersive course design ensures seafarers gain the most enriching learning experience, equipping them with skills that are immediately applicable onboard before they embark on their maritime journeys. Both the theoretical and practical components of the course need to be completed for seafarers to pass.
Siren Berge, CTO of Mintra, noted: “We are passionate about delivering value and more impactful learning experiences to our customers. In collaboration with Kongsberg Digital, we have combined two industry-leading technologies to offer seafarers the next generation of immersive learning. Theoretical digital learning and assessment are now seamlessly integrated with the corresponding practical exercises on Trainingportal. One platform, one contract and with consolidated reporting.”
“Kongsberg Digital’s simulation technology is shaping the future of work. With our cloud-based simulation solutions, we empower advanced learning and retraining anytime and anywhere. The collaboration with Mintra positions Kongsberg Digital at the forefront of fuelling technological advancement in maritime and supports the industry in adopting new ways of working,” said Føllesdal Tjønn, Managing Director in Maritime Simulation, Kongsberg Digital.
Mintra and Kongsberg Digital say they plan to roll out further training solutions to respond to the needs of an ever-evolving maritime landscape.