KVH Videotel announced today that Steven Gosling, a master mariner and former manager with leading maritime organizations, has joined KVH Videotel’s content team as quality assurance manager.
Mr. Gosling’s responsibilities will include monitoring legislative movements, trends, and best practices in the industry, and guiding the KVH Videotel content and software development teams in serving the maritime community’s learning and development needs. Mr. Gosling will also be responsible for spearheading KVH Videotel’s continuing professional development (CPD) offering. Prior to joining KVH Videotel, Mr. Gosling held roles as head of strategic development for Nautilus International; training & quality manager for The Nautical Institute; and deck officer with the cruise ship industry. He earned an MSc. in maritime operations and management from City, University of London.
“I am delighted to welcome Steven to the team, and know he will bring a unique perspective as we take KVH Videotel into the future,” says Raal Harris, KVH Videotel’s creative content director. “As an ex-deck officer, with recent sea-going experience, he is ideally placed to grow KVH Videotel’s certified course capability, and ensure the stringency of our enrolment, assessment, and certification processes. Since coming ashore, he has made a great contribution to key maritime organizations as well as wider industry projects and working groups.”
KVH Videotel’s maritime training programmes are in use on more than 12,000 vessels worldwide and cover a wide range of topics related to the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping established by the maritime industry. The extensive selection includes 950 new and updated titles; courses and modules are available onboard, onshore, and online so they can be accessed anywhere at any time to suit the needs of the trainee. KVH Videotel recently introduced an innovative maritime training solution called Videotel Performance Manager, which combines award-winning content, a cutting-edge software platform, and the power of web-based data analytics to help maritime operators ensure that crew are training and performing at their peak.