eLearning is good for the environment

Online eLearning is an effective way to reduce energy usage and your carbon footprint. A study by Britain’s Open University found that producing and providing e-learning courses consumes an average of 90% less energy and produces 85% fewer CO2 emissions per student than traditional classroom courses.

Online training cuts down on travel, eliminates the need for paper, and reduces the resources needed to maintain a facility, accommodation and equipment.

eLearning simply eliminates the need to travel for both instructors and students

The cost reduction in expenses and a little help for the environment go hand in hand together, and will bring environmental and monetary benefits to your organisation.

When well-designed online training is used, the training related saving potential is huge: up to 80%, as we have stated earlier.

When combining these benefits together, the positive impact is compelling and powerful. It helps organisations increase efficiency, greatly reduces costs and can be linked to your organisations corporate image.

eLearning can produce great results

We can help you achieve your goals and at the same time help the environment, your people – and save money and time.

If you would like to know more about us please send your request by e-mail directly to me.

Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

Are you prepared to tackle upcoming challenges?

Finding, retaining and developing suitable employees is a central concern for the aviation industry. Read this blog and learn what challenges the aviation sector is facing in the near future and what solutions are available.

IATA conducted a global survey of over 100 leading HR professionals at airlines, airports and ground handling service providers.

They listed 5 key topics you need to know:

1. Significant growth in jobs is forecast

Three job roles with the highest anticipated growth are:

  1. Ground operations
  2. Customer service
  3. Cabin crew

2. Finding new employees is a much bigger challenge than dealing with retirements

Recruitment of new employees is the biggest challenge the aviation industry faces.

3. Current training initiatives are not effective enough

The quality of training programmes is not satisfactory. Organisations are looking for help from external partners to improve the training.

4. Providing training in safety and customer service skills are higher priorities than IT and digital skills

Safety and customer service skills have critical importance and training staff to master these skills is a top priority.

5. Technology is changing the customer service role

Traditional customer service roles need to be evolved to deliver a smooth, hassle-free and enjoyable experience throughout the entire passenger journey.

Our online Recruitment and Training services were designed to address these issues. We can help your company overcome upcoming challenges in competence acquisition, training and performance management.

Please drop me an email to discuss more.

Best regards,
Pertti

pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

Tackle your labour and skills shortages with us!

This week we met several industry players in Japan and Korea and wanted to share these news items with you, too.

According to industry studies and interviews, airlines, ground handling agents and forwarding agents have three major challenges globally:

  1. The labour shortage
  2. The skills shortage
  3. Too many incidents

These key findings are also valid in Japan and Korea.

The good news is, that we have three online solutions to tackle these challenges.

  1. Employee Recruiting Tool
  2. eLearning Training Courses
  3. SMS Reporting System

We can help your company to find a workforce, and train personnel to work properly and comply with safety management system requirements.

We at Airport College are actively looking for new clients and would like to provide you with our solutions for tackling these industry-wide challenges.

Download our summary slides and learn more.

Please drop me an email to discuss more.

Best regards,
Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

ULD eLearning to enhance safety

Just like any other aircraft component, Unit Load Devices (ULD’s) are regulated to ensure flight safety under all circumstances.

These rules are defined by governing bodies such as ICAO and IATA and put into national legislation by each national Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Operational personnel must be trained

Operational personnel directly involved in ULD operations are required to be trained regularly on topics relevant to their job tasks and responsibilities.

When you need to describe how a 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 training in the USA.

We will provide more tools for operational people

In the coming days we will launch our new video “ULD inspection in 60 seconds”, which we have created together with ULD Care and Finnair Cargo.

We can help you in training

We at AirportCollege.com can help airlines, ground handling agents and logistic companies to meet ULD handling training standards with our cost effective ULD Handling e-Learning course.

We know what it takes to provide required training, just contact us to hear how we will provide training for you.

Pertti Mero
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

Have your staff completed Human Factors Training? What about your subcontractors?

Human factors is about understanding our behaviour and factors that are critical to our performance. People play a central role in airport operations as 80% of apron accidents and incidents involve some type of human error or violation of company policies, processes, or procedures.

Aviation standards set responsibilities to airlines, airport operators and ground handling agents to implement Human Factors Training.

Training is a must!

Our Human Factors online eLearning training course is designed for personnel to gain relevant knowledge, understanding and practical skills to understand how we humans really behave and how to avoid human errors in airport operations.

To learn more about how we have helped our clients in Human Factors training, please drop us an email.

Best regards,
Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com
sales@airportcollege.com

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

Unlimited seats in our virtual classrooms!

Our online training courses are available for an unlimited number of students 24/7. Courses can be studied whenever, at the most suitable time, unlike physical classroom courses, which are scheduled to suit the training provider’s and instructor’s needs.

We offer flexible and compliant training solutions for increasing training needs of global ground handling and aviation needs.

AirportCollege.com online courses are available in English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Finnish and Swedish.

We have issued over 40.000 course certificates in over 20 countries globally

We have issued 40.000+ certificates for aviation and logistics operations and offer a number of courses that fit your learning schedule and budget.

Check our latest training courses.

Browse our online training courses and get familiar with our course offering.

We also provide Ground Handling Certificate Programs for companies and individuals who want to develop their ground handling operations skills.

Want to know more?

Please send us an email for more information.

Best regards,
Pertti

pertti.mero@airportcollege.com
sales@airportcollege.com

Online courses for your needs

We offer a substantial and ever expanding selection of ready-made online course. However, the aviation industry needs a wide range of training courses and we therefore encourage you to let us know your training needs.


Photo & video session at Helsinki airport 18 SEP 2018

Video shoots for ULD inspection

At the moment one of our projects is to provide videos for ULD inspection (container, pallet, pallet net and straps). These videos, together with our online ULD handling eLearning course, will help Airlines and ground handling agents to train their operational employees according to international regulations.

Online courses to meet your needs

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

Best regards,
Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com
sales@airportcollege.com

Special offer for our Information Security online course

According to studies, employees often do not see themselves as part of their company’s information security efforts and therefore take actions that ignore their company’s security interests.

Employee behaviour plays a central role in information security in organisations and security culture continuously needs to be improved.

Our Information Security online eLearning training course is designed for personnel to gain relevant knowledge and will provide practical skills on how to avoid information security mistakes.

Information security is the practice of preventing unauthorized access to information – electronic and physical.

The purpose of this online course is to:

  • Provide information as to how employees can avoid information security mistakes.
  • Provide skills for new employees and refresh the skills of current employees.
  • Help companies arrange training flexibly.
  • Help companies gain compliance with information security recommendations.

Order your Information Security course now at a discount price of 55 EUR/person

Subject to VAT where applicable.

If your company wishes to purchase courses for 10 or more employees, please contact us for more information.

Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com
sales@airportcollege.com

 

Critical Human Factors at work

Human factors is about understanding our behaviour and factors that are critical to our performance. People play a central role in airport operations as 80% of apron accidents and incidents involve some type of human error or violation of company policies, processes, or procedures.

Our Human Factors online eLearning training course is designed for personnel to gain relevant knowledge, understanding and practical skills to understand how we humans are acting and how to avoid human errors in the airport operations.

The purpose of this online course is to

  • Provide information as to how to avoid human errors and reduce the risk of incidents, accidents and damages.
  • Provide skills for new employees or refresh the skills of current employees.
  • Help companies arrange training flexibly.
  • Help companies gain compliance with current requirements and recommendations.

The primary focus of any human factors initiative or training course is to improve safety and efficiency by reducing and managing human error made by individuals and organisations.

To know more about our Human Factors, or other online training courses, please send me an e-mail.

Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

Inspiring innovations

We had a great discussion yesterday, during our morning coffee break, about innovations and how they become part of peoples’ daily life wherever they live. Many of these interesting inventions did not sound too realistic and doable when launched, but after a while it’s hard to think of life without them. I want to share the most interesting ones with my readers.

Here’s some of our findings…circular runways, drones, online shopping, space tourism and eLearning. While throwing thoughts and ideas around these topics we realized how quickly some inventions change the way people live. Who believed 20 years ago that so many things would be purchased online?

We collected some interesting articles and links about these items. Taka a moment to ventilate your brain, have a cup of coffee and check out some of the links below.

Could circular runways solve some of aviation’s challenges?

Article: https://www.internationalairportreview.com/article/33509/circular-runways-exclusive/


Drones in logistics
: 5 surprising uses for your business

https://www.investcalgaryregion.ca/blog/drones-in-logistics-5-surprising-uses-to-your-business


Drone Logistics and Transportation market worth 29.06 billion USD by 2027

https://www.geospatialworld.net/news/drone-logistics-and-transportation-market-worth-29-06-billion-usd-by-2027/


8 Amazing Things People Said When Online Shopping Was Born
20 Years Ago

http://time.com/money/3108995/online-shopping-history-anniversary/


Commercial Spaceflight
Is Getting Really Cheap, Really Fast

https://www.businessinsider.com/commercial-spaceflight-is-getting-really-cheap-really-fast-2012-8?r=US&IR=T&IR=T


NASA Wants to Send Humans to the Moon and Mars

https://www.space.com/41599-nasa-moon-space-priorities-jim-bridenstine-update.html


Can We Learn Anything Online?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ricardogeromel/2012/09/24/can-we-learn-anything-online-yes-even-how-to-play-the-piano/#6edd504169c4


Ground handling training

Is online training a way to ensure that all ground handling employees share the same basic skills and knowledge, and can this be verified when audited?


Do you think 
this is possible and what are the obstacles?

Please post your thoughts to our LinkedIn page comments.


I hope this gave you some fresh food for thought
.

With best regards,

Pertti