Every individual has a skill competence. The challenge is to identify and develop this skill competence. Identifying the competencies gap is a very crucial part of training and needs to be the focal point of any training program. For too long, the maritime industry has been grappling with the problem of incompatibility of a seafarer’s competency with job requirements.
How does one address the competencies gap with right training and guidance?
CoMPASS is the answer!
CoMPASS is an application delivery platform for competency management, performance assessment and training initiatives that aims to evaluate, train and test a candidate against a competency set defined by competency standards. For the first time, in the maritime industry you will now have the capability to focus training and test seafarers on an identifiable competencies gap based on their performance at work. This is a paradigm shift, in the way seafarers have been evaluated in the past and will go a long way in enhancing a seafarer’s on-the-job delivery.
What cannot be measured cannot be improved. To this end CoMPASS facilitates the assessment and testing of a candidate to identify the competencies gap. The result is a measure of the knowledge, skill and attitude of a seafarer at the workplace. Corrective action is recommended by way of appropriate training programs, with a view to closing the competencies gap and projecting the right talent.
This initiative is a result of the deep knowledge and pioneering work done by Ashtbit in close collaboration with domain experts in the field of competency management and training for seafarers. It involves the use of technology to establish well differentiated competencies and apply specifically designed courses and testing methods to these competencies. Such an approach will help the seafarer overcome the competencies gap through objective assessment and targeted training.
Some potential benefits that could accrue to an individual in particular and the industry in general include a more accurate measure of seafarer knowledge and competency required at the workplace, identification of the competencies gap, better targeted training and use of technology as an enabler and delivery platform.
For industry, these benefits would result in greater operational savings in terms of increased productivity, shorter turnaround times, higher retention levels and broader outreach at low cost.Download Brochure