GVF Launches Enhanced Training Services Program at IBC

GVF Launches Enhanced Training Services Program at IBCThe Global VSAT Forum (GVF) announced the launch of its Enhanced Training Services (ETS) program at IBC. The new program enables organizations to reach out to customers and support industry initiatives, such as interference prevention through sponsorships. It also enables them to rapidly deploy a training system for their own staff that integrates the GVF curriculum with a custom branded portal and customized courses.

GVF’s training content and administration provider, SatProf, Inc., has crafted a range of options by building on the extensibility and partitioning capabilities of the GVF online learning system and web site.  These include sponsorship administration, listing on the new GVF Training Partners web page, a custom-branded training portal, reference document libraries, courses and learning paths customized for the organization, on-site classroom administration support, and training manager administration access.  Full details are at www.gvf.org/training.

In addition, by maintaining a GVF-trained staff, organizations may now display the GVF Accredited Organization for Training seal in their own materials and on the GVF Training Partners page.

SatProf works with each organization to design an optimum options package.  Satellite operators, for example, can sponsor seats in core training for interference-prevention skills, presented on a fully-branded portal with progress tracking.  Service providers may choose to deploy their staff training program with the standard GVF fundamentals curriculum, supplemented by their own online training and classroom/hands-on sessions, all within a single, integrated, managed portal.  Equipment manufacturers can reach out to new customers by reselling or sponsoring education seats.  All of these modes can be combined as required in order to offer maximum value to the organization.

Many of these options, including the custom branded portal, a custom introductory course, reference document repository, and training accreditation, are available at no cost for committed GVF training users.   Organizations new to GVF training are welcome take advantage of a no-cost, no-commitment Starter Plan.

The Enhanced Training Services plans integrate marketing and promotion support for the organization through GVF channels including newsletters, website, and events.

“We are finding a growing interest from organizations to be able to offer the GVF curriculum to their own customers and staff, while maintaining brand identity and training program customization,” commented Greg Selzer, Account Manager, Online Learning, SatProf, Inc. “The ETS program has been engineered to meet these needs and to allow any organization to quickly create a very cost-effective, customized, and comprehensive satcom training plan with unique marketing benefits.”

“We are pleased with the success of our Certification and Training program, which has enrolled well over 8,000 trainees, supported in multiple languages by dozens of Examiners at Training Centre Partners in every major region of the world,” commented David Hartshorn, Secretary General, GVF. “By extending our program in this way, we are able to offer a completely customisable and branded experience for our customers in concert with the GVF’s industry-standard satellite training curriculum.”

GVF will be exhibiting at IBC from 13th – 17th September, on booth 6.B05.

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