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HMS Sultan given a glimpse of the future of Marine Engineering

23 July 2018
Marine Engineers at HMS Sultan were given a glimpse of what the future of Marine Engineering training could look like recently at a special training media event.

Held within the Defence College of Technical Training’s Defence School of Marine Engineering (DSMarE) the event showcased how training technology and initiatives could be used by staff to enhance the trainees’ learning experience.

A total of seven stands were used to cover topics including pre-course and face-to-face learning, the use of physical aids, computer-based training, environment integration, simulation and virtual reality and methods for revision.

Sultan Commander Training, Commander Adrian ’AJ’ Coulthard  said: “Whether through the introduction of new technology or new systems and processes, training delivery at DSMarE has always been at the cutting edge of innovation. 

Whether through the introduction of new technology or new systems and processes, training delivery at DSMarE has always been at the cutting edge of innovation.

Commander Adrian Coulthard RN

“Increasingly, though, technology is leading us to re-evaluate how we deliver the required training and ensure we remain at the fore, relevant and focussed on our trainees’ learning.” 

“The aim of this event is to highlight some of the training technology and initiatives, from the seemingly straightforward to the complex, that we can employ to enhance our training delivery. “

“I sincerely hope that this event will spark new ideas to allow us to enhance the learning experience for future Marine Engineers.  It is beholden on us all to constantly improve what we do and I see this as the start of new continuum of development over the coming years.”

2018 marks ‘The Year of Engineering’, a year long cross-government campaign aimed at raising the profile of Engineering amongst 7 to 16 year olds and widening the pool of young people that consider engineering as a career in the future.

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