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JUNE 17, 2020 – BOSTON, MA, USA – Today, at their annual ONCOURSE user conference, Veson Nautical unveiled Veson University – a unique commercial maritime educational portal for members of the Veson community. Designed for Veson clients, employees, partners, or anyone looking to learn more about commercial maritime technology, Veson University provides digital access to high-quality training and certification solutions to help learners be more successful in their jobs, empowered by the Veson IMOS Platform (VIP).
“For years we’ve had a dream to launch an educational product for the community, in addition to our product itself,” noted Brian Berry, Director of Technical Solutions at Veson Nautical. “We’ve always known that when the time is right for our employees and our customers, we would launch an online education platform. We are fortunate to be in a position in our company’s history where we’ve laid the groundwork necessary to launch that platform as Veson University.”
Veson’s specialized e-learning platform goes beyond simple online training – the program will offer a standardized catalog of self-paced courses, materials, and role-based certifications. Users can progress through learning paths and courses, earn badges, record notes and findings, track course milestones, and access certificates all through a central online learning platform. Each course is individually designed by Veson Nautical consultants and maritime technologists, sharing specific learnings gleaned from Veson’s nearly two decades in business.
“Learning a new technology is never just about knowing what to click on,” commented Laura Burns, Education Content Strategist at Veson Nautical. “For users, it’s about understanding how the technology can help them accomplish daily tasks and track progress toward their goals. For companies, having well-trained users with access to resources for continuous learning ensures they will get the most value out of their investment in VIP. Veson University exists to ensure that our clients can work confidently and efficiently in the system while continuing to build their skills.”
Veson University launched today with a set of inaugural courses; VIP Product Concepts, an introductory overview to the key modules and benefits of the Veson IMOS Platform; VIP New User Onboarding, a learning path with 14 courses that expose learners to core concepts, workflows, and operating standards; and VIP Onboarding Certification Level 100, an introductory level exam and certificate to validate VIP expertise in the community. Veson University is an evolving online institution, and new content and courses will be added on a continuous basis moving forward.
“I’ve been training colleagues and clients for over 12 years and recognize that you need a lot of information to work optimally within the maritime and maritime technology space,” commented Berry. “From industry knowledge, to how a shipping company works, to understanding a backend integration, we are covering a large scope of concepts. Veson University provides a structure that modularizes this learning and allows you to custom build the right learning path for you and your business.”
“It’s a unique combination, maritime and tech,” continued Berry. “I’m humbled to have the opportunity to work with an incredibly smart team to build something we have dreamed of for a while.”
Veson University is officially live, and all courses are free for the remainder of 2020. Learn more and register online at university.veson.com.