The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has launched a new online marine training platform.
Capable of hosting multi-module courses, the platform offers users interactive learning tools and on-demand webinars. Students will have the opportunity to learn at their own pace and save in travel expenses to attend on-site courses.
“ABYC is strengthening its position as the marine industry’s leader in technical training with the introduction of the online learning platform,” says Matt Wienold, ABYC Education Development Manager. “Our members and technicians need more flexibility and this new opportunity will be an excellent supplement to ABYC’s educational offerings.”
According to a study from the Brandon-Hall Group, online learning requires 40 percent to 60 percent less employee time than learning the same material in a traditional classroom setting. “ABYC’s online courses will let employers and students say when, where and how new skills are learned,” adds Wienold.
Current live courses include basic marine electrical and corrosion mitigation, marine accident investigation and ABYC supplement 56 webinar. Additional courses are under development, some of which are free and will earn students continuing education credits.
The online courses feature audio, visual and video content. With interactive quizzing throughout each course, students will receive immediate feedback on their progress and direction for further exploration on areas that require more attention.
To learn more about the ABYC’s online educational offerings, visit www.abycinc.org/onlinelearning.