Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, has announced that it will be launching the Navis Training Stack Academy — an online interactive training environment that will provide Navis users online training on all key aspects of the terminal operating system (TOS).
The TOS designer has set the launch date for the new training system, available by subscription to both new and existing Navis customers, in the first quarter of 2018.
It will offer immersive online training on a variety of key Navis TOS operations, such as Navis TOS use and navigation, and will explain the fundamentals of the N4 application.
Navis has designed the Stack Academy to run on any platform, including smart phones and tablets, and to allow managers to keep track of each student’s progress as they move through their curriculum paths and earn various certifications.
In addition to the Stack Academy, Navis will be rolling out a series of Operational end-user courses, including Yard, Rail, and Vessel Operations.
Each Navis Operational Course is customized against the terminal’s unique business workflow.
For both online and classroom courses, students are assessed both before and after they take the course, so supervisors can monitor exactly how the students are progressing.
Read the 'Leveraging Virtual Reality' technical paper by Arno Larooij, Terminal Operations Expert, and Noelle Chalfant, Training Director, Navis
Noelle Sue Chalfant, Navis’ Director of Training, said: “We designed both the online virtual reality training and the operational training from the ground up.
“This allowed us to expand the curriculum to teach concepts that have not been traditionally addressed. We were uniquely positioned to do that, as the majority of our training staff worked previously as Directors and Managers, running operations at container terminals so they bring us direct industry insight.
“They’ve made sure that the emphasis in the training is on showing students how to make the software work for them as they run operations, not just how the software works.”
The new training program is a direct response from Navis to growing industry demand for greater TOS training.
According to Navis’ recent customer survey, “Training Challenges and Opportunities,” 95% of terminal operators believe that a lack of training or poor training has a negative effect on work performance in their organizations.
Sachin Mhatre, Operations Manager, APM Terminals, India, said: “Enhanced TOS training will enable users to get the most out of the TOS, resulting in optimal utilization of resources to help achieve higher productivity at a reduced cost.”
Chalfant added: “The goal is to create a unique blended learning curriculum path for each student.
“We start each student with a base of fundamentals: use and navigation of the system, TOS basics, and we build on from there.
“Operational courses come next, followed by advanced and specialty courses.
“Because both the online and operational training are contained in a single system, managers can easily keep track of their students, create multi-level, multi-year training plans and monitor progress against those plans.
“This ensures continuous learning and growth for the students over multiple years resulting in top talent and retentions at the terminal.”