May 10 - Maritime training and educational product supplier Videotel is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the release of its STCW Maritime Training Catalogue 2013-2014.
The catalogue contains more than 800 new and updated titles. It contains a mix of video, computer-based training (CBT) and interactive courses spanning 29 languages.
"We began making training products for the marine industry back in 1973, at a time when major shipping companies needed to improve their onboard training and IMCO - the forerunner of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) - wanted to see high quality training materials supplied to maritime colleges, especially those in fast developing countries," explained Nigel Cleave, ceo of Videotel Marine International.
"We were delighted to step in and fulfill the brief, having now achieved well over 100 million training hours to date."
Videotel also offers a tutor-led distance training courses through the Videotel Academy's virtual classroom. It also delivers bespoke programmes for companies with specific training requirements.