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“Learning and development should not be seen as an extra cost but as a vital element of project and business deliv- ery. It should be acknowledged that cutting training budgets will have a signi? cant impact on the business. Professional develop- ment increases productivity, improves employee interaction and reduces staff churn, all of which contribute to a positive impact on the bottom line.”

Jenny Matthew, Head of Courses at Jee Ltd.

and ? exible training programs.” both content and delivery. With a training

Key features of the Moodle platform portfolio developed from our extensive include improved functionality for a us- engineering capabilities, the company’s er-friendly experience, so delegates can expertise lies in providing integrated easily navigate the site and track their services across the whole life-of-? eld, course progress. Online support forums spending 80% of our time working on and chat tools enable peer-to-peer learn- engineering projects and 20% teaching ing and knowledge transfer between del- industry professionals about them.” egates and tutors. Jee has built up a portfolio of 24 subsea

Matthew said “The Moodle platform engineering courses offered worldwide, is designed to be a supportive, integrat- with many taught in the energy hubs of ed and interactive learning environment Houston, Norway and Aberdeen. with on-hand tutors to monitor course “Learning and development should not progress and provide extra guidance be seen as an extra cost but as a vital el- when required – all essential features to ement of project and business delivery. provide the optimum experience for the It should be acknowledged that cutting end user. training budgets will have a signi? cant “At Jee we offer delegates the best impact on the business. Professional learning experience, and recognize the development increases productivity, im- importance of blended learning tech- proves employee interaction and reduces niques to maximize learning retention staff churn, all of which contribute to and enriching the Jee training experience. a positive impact on the bottom line - “Our clients’ needs are always at the meaning it should remain a key element forefront of our minds, highlighted of any business’s strategy. through the investment in our online and “Businesses should see this downturn blended learning systems.” as an opportunity to look at the bigger

Jee offers clients the ability to create a business picture, take advantage of cost- bespoke training program by choosing effective training solutions and the much from a wide range of Jee’s learning mate- needed ‘time to learn’ while the market rials which include more than 200 course has slowed and ensure that staff are at the modules, and access to its substantial top of their game to meet the needs and knowledge library of case-studies, vid- demands of a challenging market” said eos, worked examples, assessments and Matthew.


The additions to the online platform form an integral part of the blended

The Author learning programs that Jee has devel- oped. Blended learning ensures learning

Jenny Matthew is Head of Courses at deliveries are optimized by selecting the

Jee Ltd. An accomplished senior mar- most appropriate delivery method for keting and business professional, Ms each learning outcome. For example, a

Matthew joined Jee in 2007 as market-

Jee training course may be separated into ing manager, taking up the post of Head online learning, self-study, coaching ses- of Courses and Marketing in 2011. She sions and a tutor-led workshop. is responsible for the day-to-day opera- “We have an ongoing commitment to tions and strategic direction and growth offer the most in-depth and up-to-date of the courses division. training to the oil, gas and renewables in- e: dustries and what is required – regarding 21

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