Collaboration with Fagskolen Møre og Romsdal

Fagskolen Møre og Romsdal selects Safepath`s digital training system for future-oriented competence for tomorrow`s seafarers. 


"This is fantastic! We are grateful and humbled by the trust Fagskolen shows us. We look forward to working together to ensure the next generation of seafarers have a safer working environment," says value creator in Safepath, Henriette Sandnes.

Following the tender announcement in May, Safepath was chosen as the provider of a new digital training system for Fagskolen. The delivery involves the development and operation of a digital system to be used by students and teachers in maritime studies. The development is based on digital safety management and maintenance systems, with customized training manuals and procedures. The training system serves as a practical and theoretical tool in education.

The background for the tender is Fagskolen Møre og Romsdal's overarching goal of providing a modern educational offering that produces attractive candidates for the industry. The education should reflect the challenges students will face in their future careers.

Currently, Fagskolen utilizes state-of-the-art simulators to realistically simulate everyday work on various vessels. The training system facilitates extended simulator exercises connected to Safepath's 24/7 manned emergency response center. This allows for collaboration and training in credible scenarios. Students will have the opportunity to practice operational crisis management and handling, as well as crisis communication in the event of incidents at sea.

"The project will enhance the quality of maritime education and ultimately strengthen coordination between educational institutions and the industry across regions," says Trine Otterlei, Head of the Maritime Department at Fagskolen.

According to Otterlei, a long-term desired effect of the collaboration is to provide Fagskolen's students and teachers with equal competence regardless of location and resources. At the same time, the project will provide a technological boost that meets the industry's digital competence needs.

The training system is scheduled to be delivered in autumn 2023, with a contract duration of 4 years. In October, Fagskolen Møre og Romsdal and NTNU will host a maritime education conference in Ålesund, where the project will be presented. The common objective is for the system to be used in maritime studies across educational institutions.

About Fagskolen Møre og Romsdal: Fagskolen Møre og Romsdal offers vocational higher education in various fields, including maritime studies. With campuses in Kristiansund and Ålesund, the institution offers a wide range of programs tailored to the needs of the industry. The studies at Fagskolen are directly career-oriented, enabling students to enter the workforce immediately after completing their studies.