Carnival to enhance training with help of University of West Florida

Carnival to enhance training with help of University of West Florida
CSMART Academy’s simulator capabilities will provide interactive instruction for Carnival officers (Image: Carnival Corporation)

Carnival Corporation has partnered with the University of West Florida (UWF) to enhance the company’s fleet-wide environmental officer training programme. Through the programme and a new Environmental Excellence course, the cruise corporation aims to further its sustainability commitments. 

As part of the partnership, Carnival’s Netherlands-based Center for Simulator Maritime Training (CSMART) Academy teamed up with UWF’s Innovation Institute to develop and produce the new training course. It is designed to foster a culture of learning, ownership and greater understanding of environmental compliance.

The Environmental Excellence course combines UWF’s expertise in challenge-based learning and CSMART Academy’s deep knowledge of maritime training and simulator capabilities to provide interactive instruction and professional development for officers across Carnival’s nine cruise brands. 

The week-long course consists of a virtual 23-day voyage onboard Oceans Alive. Participants of varying experience levels will work together in small cross-brand teams to enhance communication, collaboration and leadership skills by investigating real-world challenges, researching rules and regulations, and conducting shared-learning discussions. 

“This new course that incorporates a challenge-based training methodology is another example of how we are constantly looking to enhance the understanding of compliance across the corporation, and how we are strengthening our approach to achieving and maintaining a culture of compliance, learning and overall environmental excellence,” said Chris Donald, senior vice president of corporate environmental compliance for Carnival Corporation. “We value the opportunity to work with UWF to maximise the effectiveness, level of engagement and impact of our training courses through a fun and engaging approach that incorporates participant feedback, and results in enhancing teamwork, shared learnings, responsibility and ownership.”

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Elly Yates-Roberts
By Elly Yates-Roberts
04 September 2019

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