Airport College International, IATA’s strategic partner when it comes to aviation training, has created a free Corona Virus (COVID-19) eLearning course aimed at giving staff in all areas of the aviation and air logistics industry a clear understanding of pandemics, safety, prevention, and emergency procedures, and thus ultimately raising awareness to minimize the spread and risk of corona infection at the workplace.
This free online course based on current guidelines from authorities such as WHO, IATA, and other relevant governing bodies, ensures a standard knowledge level on coping with public health
emergencies, and is easily accessible and implementable in company training procedures. Airport College International COO, Ari Ketola, reports on its immediate acceptance and success: “After
releasing our free Coronavirus online course, Airlines and Ground Handling agents have taken this resource very quickly into full usage. Since going online, the course has already been studied in
over 80 countries.”
Learning prevention measures to combat COVID-19 spread
Since going live on 09APR20, participants including myself, from all over the world have taken the course. After a simple sign-up which entails entering your email address to get a course access code, (and an official certificate if you pass the short test at the end), you are taken through a clearly structured, interactive presentation lasting around 25 minutes. Alternating between lively audio/visual elements with information being read out to you in clear, comprehensive English, and sections where you yourself click and read more details, the course is well laid out with clear learning goals at the beginning of each chapter, and summary points at the end.
“Moving Forward. Working together. Stay Strong.”
Starting with an overview as to what communicable diseases and pandemics are, and how diseases spread, the course moves on to preventive measures in different work areas on the aircraft, talks about cleaning, disinfecting, PPE, and what to do if someone is suspected as having COVID-19. Throughout the course, comprehension questions are posed with immediate feedback, and 5 questions in the test at the end check that the participant has understood the salient points. At least 80% is required for a pass and a certificate. The presentation then recaps all advised safety steps in its closing credits.
Free for Airlines and Ground Handling Companies
“The spreading of the Coronavirus has significant implications for airlines and ground handling agents. Airport College International wants to support colleagues around the world during these challenging times and has provided this course FREE for Airlines and Ground Handling Agents,” says Airport College International CEO Pertti Mero. The guidelines and best practices outlined in the online course are valid for everyone in the industry, from Passenger Service Agents and Cabin Crew, to Ramp Handlers, Cargo and Catering Staff and Aircraft Cleaning Crew.
An IATA strategic partner with a strong focus on eLearning
Airport College International offers a whole host of online training courses in areas of aviation, ground handling and air logistics and is constantly updating and expanding its training portfolio in accordance with current safety and security regulations and aviation standards. An IATA strategic partner, Airport College addresses various training requirements and adopts the format preferred and expected by new generations, providing digital solutions that can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Even before COVID-19 forced education online, Airport College was at the forefront both of online training as well as recruitment support solutions, and enjoys success in all corners of the world, with many of its courses offered in a number of different languages.
Focus on prevention and spread the eLearning link amongst your colleagues
“We want to encourage everyone in the aviation business to use this course. Please feel free to share information about the course to help the aviation industry tackle the virus together,“ says Pertti Mero, reachable on firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions, course requests or comments.
Get your free access to the Corona course now by clicking here: https://bit.ly/CoronaCourse
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