Wallem has signed an agreement with the Ocean Technologies Group to implement its recently launched OCEAN Learning Platform. Delivers management solutions The OCEAN Learning Platform delivers blended learning, assessment, and competency management solutions The OCEAN Learning Platform is designed to deliver blended learning, assessment, and competency management solutions to improve knowledge, skills, and behavioural development. The new platform will boost learner interaction and engagement and drive the very best learning outcomes. Wallem’s 7,000 seafarers will access training content onboard and ashore, track their progress and follow designated learning paths. Providing access to learning content Implementing the platform is the next step in Wallem’s strategy to deliver the highest level of safety and quality operations. It also expands Wallem’s commitment to supporting the next generation of seafarers by broadening access to some of the best learning content available, going beyond compliance and defining personalized training and career progression plans. Time-to-competence for seafarers John-Kaare Aune, the interim CEO, Wallem Group, said, “We want to make sure training and development of our seafarers do not take a back seat in this time of increased demand and change. We need tools to accelerate the time-to-competence for our seafarers.” The OCEAN Learning Platform enables us to proactively close training gaps and increase training effectiveness Yvette de Klerk, Head of Training, Ship Management, Wallem Group, commented, “The OCEAN Learning Platform enables us to proactively close training gaps and increase training effectiveness, which in return will strengthen our safety culture. Simultaneously, the trainers at Wallem will benefit from the automated processes, training data analysis, and ability to track crew achievements online.” a new level of the learning experience Manish Singh CEO of Ocean Technologies Group, commented, “We are delighted that Wallem has chosen to strengthen its partnership with us, being amongst the first customers to sign up to our new best of the breed learning platform.” “As a progressive ship management company with a diverse fleet and global training initiatives across ship and shore, Wallem is ideally placed to take advantage of the comprehensive new features and services we now offer.” “We are particularly excited to introduce the platform to Wallem’s 7,000 seafarers and to deliver them a new level of learning experience that will help them to stay safe and achieve their career goals.”
John-Kaare Aune has been appointed the new Managing Director, Ship Management for the Wallem Group. He is expected to take up his position with effect from 1 July 2019. John-Kaare Aune John joins Wallem from the Cayman Registry. Most recently he was Regional Director, Safety and Compliance, overseeing the global commercial services and business development in addition to the Registration section in the Asia-Pacific region. Previously John had also been a Principal Surveyor with the Cayman Registry. John is a qualified Naval Architect with a degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He spent more than 6 years with the Norwegian Maritime Directorate (NMD). During this time, he represented Norway on several EU expert committees and several different IMO Committees. Until now John also served as the executive secretary to the Cayman Islands Ship-owners Advisory Council (CISAC & CISAC-YC). He has played a key role in the growth of the Cayman Registry as a premier registry and holding its position as whitelisted with Paris and Tokyo MOU. Help in enhancing technology The expertise and knowledge of John will greatly enhance our mission of safety and quality with technology " Frank Coles, Wallem Group CEO commented, “We are excited and lucky to have been able to secure the services of John. The expertise and knowledge that John brings to the company will greatly enhance our mission of safety and quality with technology.” “He brings a wide range of technical, compliance, regulatory and operational experience. John has earned respect and endorsement of the maritime industry players with his constant focus on the customers’ needs.” Accelerate Wallem’s transformation John-Kaare Aune said, “The opportunity to join Wallem was something I could not turn down. The history of Wallem is well known, but it was the exciting vision and opportunity to create leadership in our industry was something I wanted to be a part of with a great team.” “Our mission now is to realise the full potential that exists within the company for the benefit of our customers and to accelerate Wallem’s transformation. I am very proud to be joining such a dynamic team in a period of growth and innovation”.