Piraeus-based maritime training CBT provider, SQLearn has joined Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) as a Gold Executive Partner.
SQLearn offers cruise ships crew STCW basic training courses, which are offered through fully interactive e-learning courses, designed and developed by the company.
Having a large library of online CBT modules, SQLearn offers flag approved training on STCW basic training, cyber security, food safety, security awareness, instructors’ training, environmental awareness and more.
As an Executive Partner, SQLearn is able to work with CLIA to rebuild and fortify the industry’s positive image and help to accelerate its members’ return to pre-pandemic levels of prosperity, the company said.
“We hope that CLIA cruise line companies will benefit from this new experience in STCW training, as it allows marine and non-marine cruise crew members to remotely complete STCW training required to be qualified professionals and join vessels, thus saving time and money and not disrupting their careers,” said Antonis Fringas, SQLearn General Manager.
“The training can be completed exclusively online, from home, or even on board, which provides full flexibility and is ideal considering the ongoing impact of the restrictions on the accessibility of traditional education resources for seafarers and the rest of cruise ships crew members.
“Furthermore, our approach to training helps companies to reduce their carbon footprint and promotes the de-carbonisation strategy adopted by the cruise ship industry,” he added.