Labour shortage deepens in Japan

This week we have met several industry players in Japan and wanted to share this news with you too.

The air transport sector makes a major contribution to the Japanese economy.

Aviation has a significant footprint in Japanese economy with 400,000 direct jobs and operations in 82 airports around the country.

Airlines, ground handling agents, forwarding agents and trucking companies are being forced to rethink expansion plans because they cannot fill jobs at any wage.

Aviation and logistics sectors in Japan they have significant challenges to find workforce from the market and keep them onboard for a longer time.

All industry players we have met in Japan highlighted the importance of training and we agreed of next steps with them.

We can help tackle the challenge

We at Airport College are actively looking for new clients in Japan and want to provide our training solutions to tackle to skills shortage.

Our eLearning training modules are used in more than 30 countries globally and now we are active in Japanese market.

To learn more how we help you, please drop me an email.

Best regards,

Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

Has your staff completed Safety Training?

According to recent studies:

  • 55% of ground handling companies currently confronted with a skills shortage at their workplace
  • 63% thought skills shortages caused delays to flight schedules or impacted service delivery
  • 62% of incidents that caused ground damage occurred due to lack of skills

We have an online training solution to tackle the challenge of flight delays and incidents related to skills shortage.

We at Airport College are actively supporting all parties by providing training solutions for safer aviation.

Our eLearning training modules are used in more than 30 countries globally. Topics cover all important areas of ground handling operations.

To learn more how we help our clients, please drop me an email.

Best regards,
Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

P.S. Please remember that a well-trained employee who knows safety and security practices performs better!

Free training resources

Dear reader,
Thanks for reading our weekly newsletter!

You can watch and use few our training videos and a course for free. To get you started, here are a few of our favourites.

When you need to describe how an Unit Load Device (ULD) is loaded, just jump to the “Building A Pallet in 60 seconds” video. For your information, this video is used by FAA for their International training in the USA.

https://youtu.be/jqyDrN3kyvg

We have used ”The 60 seconds” concept also to present the aircraft turnaround process. Feel free to use it when ever you need. The video can been seen from here.

https://youtu.be/B2otmvOKl04

And, if you feel like to take and share our FREE safety course for Lithium Batteries Fires in the Passenger Cabin, just click the link below to send the email to us. You will receive the access details in few minutes.

Feel free to share this offer with your colleagues. CLICK HERE to send email to us.

Take a look at any of these resources, I’m very proud of them.

Best regards,

Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

Airport College International and WAI – Western Associates announce cooperation for online training services in Japan

PRESS RELEASE – AirportCollege.com – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2nd April 2018

Helsinki, Finland – Airport College International is excited to announce that Western Associates, Inc. (WAI) is using AirportCollege.com online training service for airport staff training. The service is available in Japanese and English languages.

Today anyone who works in logistics must be trained according to their work task-specific competence requirements. This includes initial training to acquire required competences and regular recurrent trainings to maintain and update them. To fulfil client needs AirportCollege.com’s unique training service enables flexibility and significant cost savings in this training field.

“Our experienced team of professionals is dedicated to developing and maintaining the course offering to ensure that the service meets the highest standards and demands of our client. Our training content complies with the international training requirements established by governing bodies, such as the ICAO and IATA,” says Airport College International CEO Pertti Mero.

“Our airport people need to be trained according to international standards to meet our customer airlines requirements. Offering AirportCollege.com online training to our employees in Japan with an efficient and flexible 24/7 service suits well to our company philosophy,” states Western Associates Director Yuki Onishi.

Airport College International

AirportCollege.com is a complete online training service for airlines, airport ground handling agents and logistics. With the training service our clients can efficiently and flexibly train their staff and maintain competences required by authorities. Airport College International is a strategic partner of IATA.

WAI Western Associates, Inc.

WAI Western Associates is a leading company of complete support for the commercial schedules and charter airlines’ business, including Sales & Marketing, Reservation, Ticketing and Airport Ground Handling. We are dedicated to deliver high quality services with a sense of professionalism, smartness and flexibility in five cities in Japan, Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Sapporo.

AirportCollege.com Media Desk
+358-50-392 7447, media(at)airportcollege.com

How our teams design new online training courses?

The initial idea to design a new course is always based on the client’s need we have identified. Everything starts by understanding the targets of the course – what should be learned, why and by whom?

Depending on what type of skills and capabilities the course aims to promote we distill the most essential content pieces to be used in the course and select the most suitable methods from our method library that contains a wide variety of evidence-based, tested methods for different learning purposes and challenges.

The course concept plan is constructed next, containing a description of course content and methods that are applied in each part of the course. The plan transforms into a storyboard document which is a detailed description of course content and the use of different interactions and elements that are used to provide a meaningful, emotional, exciting and efficient learning experience.


We call the final phase of course production “enrichment”, simply because this is when the course turns alive when the different building blocks are put together and the course is finalized for the users. Each course needs maintenance and updating at times to ensure its up-to-date and meets the changing learning needs.

This is the first step when we create our ready-to-use and client specific online e-Learning courses. In coming weeks we will provide more “behind the scenes information” for your, so stay tuned.

We think you’ll find…

Our frequent newsletter readers and clients know that we have developed a nice set of online courses together with our airline, ground handling and forwarding agent clients and I hope you’ll find something interesting from our offering. Please browse our courses (http://www.airportcollege.com/courses-and-services/).

If you don’t find courses you are looking for we can also tailor-made courses according to your needs.

Do you want to know more?

Please send me an email to get more information.

With best regards,
Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

Airport College International and Yusen Logistics signs an agreement for eLearning services in Japan

PRESS RELEASE – AirportCollege.com – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 27th March 2018

Helsinki, Finland – Airport College International is excited to announce that Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd. (hereafter Yusen Logistics) will use AirportCollege.com online training service for staff and subcontractor training. The service will be available in Japanese and English languages.

Today anyone who works in logistics must be trained according to their work task-specific competence requirements. This includes initial training to acquire required competences and regular recurrent trainings to maintain and update them. To fulfil client needs AirportCollege.com’s unique training service enables flexibility and significant cost savings in this training field.

“Our experienced team of professionals is dedicated to developing and maintaining the course offering to ensure that the service meets the highest standards and demands of our client. Our training content complies with the international training requirements established by governing bodies, such as the ICAO and IATA,” says Airport College International CEO Pertti Mero.

“The increasing training needs create demand for efficient training solution with reasonable cost. Offering AirportCollege.com online training to our employees in Japan is a logical step to redesign our company’s training provision,” states Tadashi Iseki, Assistant General Manager of Yusen Logistics.

Airport College International

AirportCollege.com is a complete online training service for airlines, airport ground handling agents and logistics. With the training service our clients can efficiently and flexibly train their staff and maintain competences required by authorities. Airport College International is a strategic partner of IATA.

Yusen Logistic

Yusen Logistics is an award-winning global logistics provider with 60 years of expertise in both air & ocean freight forwarding and contract logistics including land transportation. With over 22,000 employees and 550 locations in Asia, Oceania, Europe, South America and North America. Along with our global and domestic network, we are committed to deliver high performance supply chain logistics services leading to value-added results. Specializing in all parts of the supply chain, Yusen Logistics offers thought leadership in industries such as automotive, healthcare, aerospace, retail, and food.

Further information

AirportCollege.com Media Desk
+358-50-392 7447, media(at)airportcollege.com

Introduction to Safety Management System (SMS) – a new eLearning course ready

All organisations that operate in an airport airside environment should have Safety Management System in place to ensure that everything reasonable and practicable has been done to protect the health and safety of employees and others.

Training is a must to understand fundaments of SMS

You must first instruct employees to the fundaments of Safety Management System for “What, Why, How, Who and When” and then how your organisation can report and process safety related occurrences. Online training courses and real-time reporting system will help your organisation to maintain the integrity of safe operations.


When the system is properly practiced it is an investment that will improve an organisation performance, cost reduction and maintain the integrity of the operation.

We at Airport College International wanted to help organisations and created an Introduction course to Safety Management System (SMS) eLearning.

This work is now done and the brand new course is available for you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
With best regards,
Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

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IATA Strategic Partnership continues

Helsinki, Finland – Airport College International announces that its valuable co-operation with IATA continues in Ground Operations.

We are proud to announce that Airport College International continues as a Strategic Partner with International Air Transport Association, IATA.

“We believe that this strategic partnership provides a unique insight into airlines’ priorities and will help us to build new and strengthen existing relationships with key stakeholders of the industry” says Airport College International CEO Pertti Mero.

About Airport College International

Airport College International provides a complete online training service for airlines, airport ground handling agents and logistics in safety, security and service topics. With the training service our clients can efficiently and flexibly train their staff and maintain competences required by airlines and authorities.

About International Air Transport Association, IATA

IATA’s mission is to represent, lead, and serve the airline industry. The trade association for the world’s passenger and cargo airlines, representing some 250 airlines or 84% of total air traffic.

IATA Strategic Partners are suppliers and service providers of the air transport industry who, as members of IATA Strategic Partnerships, interact with IATA and Member airlines in the development of industry solutions.

The Strategic Partnerships Program is a platform for aviationsolution providers to build as well as strengthen relationships with key industry stakeholders. Through their participation in various IATA work groups, Strategic Partners gain a unique insight into airlines’ priorities andhave the opportunity to be recognized for working together with IATA in serving the air transport industry.

Learn more about IATA at www.iata.org. For more information on IATA Partners and Strategic Partnerships, visit www.iata.org/sp.

Further information

AirportCollege.com Media Desk
+358-50-293 7447, media(at)airportcollege.com http://www.airportcollege.com
News: http://www.airportcollege.com/new
Blogs: http://www.airportcollege.com/blog/

Try Free Safety Training!

Cabin crew must deal with an inflight lithium battery fire and have a vital role to play. Because a fire in the cabin can quickly become uncontrollable, it is important that cabin crew are trained to respond quickly.

CLICK HERE to get an access to the Free Course for Lithium Batteries Fires in the Passenger Cabin

Just click the title link and send the email to us. You will receive the access details in a minute. Feel free to share this offer with your colleagues.

This short course is suitable for new employees and works perfectly to refresh current employees involved in passenger services.

If the link does not work in your device, please send email to: lithiumbatteryfires@airportcollege.com (just ask for access in free format way).

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information!

Best regards,
AirportCollege.com Team

Tailored online courses for your needs

We offer a nice selection of ready made online courses and the offering is growing. However, the training needs of the aviation industry can not be served only with off-the-shelf courses and therefore our development team is working with several tailored courses for individual clients.


Photo session in the Helsinki airport

eLearning course for the Passenger Bridge Operators

At the moment one of our custom course projects is an eLearning course for the Passenger Bridge Operators. This eLearning course is the theory part of the training which must be completed before the practical sessions at the real passenger bridge.

Tailored courses to meet your needs

Some examples of the topics we have worked with: Cyber Security, Travel Documents, Company Induction for New Staff, AEO, Security Searching of an Aircraft, SMS (Safety Management System), Pharmaceutical Cargo Handling, Lithium Batteries, DGR…just to name a few.

If you need a training which is not in our course catalog, please drop us an email to open discussion. I’m sure we can find a win-win solution where both parties benefit.

Best regards,

Ari Ketola
ari.ketola@airportcollege.com