Technical University of Mombasa introduces remote cloud-based seafarer training

The Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) is set to become the first African university to adopt cloud-based maritime training services, following a new deal with Wärtsilä Voyage.

The contract was signed in November 2021 and the services will be implemented from January 2022 onwards.

The Maritime Training Academy at TUM will use the news systems to support remote STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers) training for Kenyan and other African seafarers, as well as other training courses available through the digital learning platform.

The sessions will have constantly updated databases, with content able to be tailored and accessed on-demand from anywhere on a range of devices.

“The global pandemic highlighted the importance of having strong remote training facilities and TUM is proud to be the first African University to deliver on that front,” said Prof Laila Abubakar, Vice Chancellor, Technical University of Mombasa.

“Wärtsilä Voyage was the perfect partner to realise our strategy of future-ready simulator training. We share the same vision of having smart, high-quality and effective seafarer learning and assessment techniques. Wärtsilä Voyage’s expertise and systems, which we thoroughly tested for a month, now enable us to deliver safe and effective remote simulator training for our officers and customers.”

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