Portstar Overview

As users of the PortStar Training Management System will tell you, the two innovations that stand out are the introduction of Web-based training to the standard curriculum, which plays a central role in flexible delivery and lower costs, and (2) the online management of all training records.

Online or Instructor-Led, You Decide

The PortStar curriculum is available for both Instructor-led training (ILT) and Web-based training (WBT), with both delivery methods containing the same activities, content, and management support. Each course consists of brief lessons that last about 30 minutes. You can think of these lessons as building blocks. Rather than taking an entire course (whether you need it all or not), you can use only relevant lessons to build a training program that meets your needs.

Meet Regulations and Support Professional Development

It’s a given that seaports must meet federal training requirements, but simply meeting minimum requirements is no longer an option in today’s competitive environment. Businesses are doing more with less. Training is no exception. With PortStar, planning worksheets indicate which lessons are required. Required lessons can be combined to create a core course for new hires.

Portstar Courses

The curriculum consists of nine courses designed for port personnel and first responders. All lessons are FEMA-approved and available in both instructor-led training (ILT) and Web-based training (WBT) formats. Each of the self-contained lessons takes only about 30 minutes. That high granularity gives ports the flexibility to prioritize lessons and deliver content employees need, when they need it. READ MORE

Portstar’s Unique Features

The PortStar system offers features previously not available to maritime industries:

A menu of 480 brief lessons, enabling ports to configure training programs that fit their unique needs.

Planning tools for courses so training managers can produce a detailed training strategy