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Reducing absentee students, unused quota and under-projected training requirements are critically important objectives for the Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center (NAVSAFEVTRACEN) during this exercise.
To find solutions, NAVSAFENVTRACEN analyzed its training quota dashboard. The center determined it needed to improve communications to reduce unfilled seats and encourage commands to critically assess their safety training needs, said its learning standards manager, Amanda Carter.
“The scorecard is a truth serum that reveals gaps that can hinder preparedness,” she said. “The best intervention was for us to step up our game when communicating with our stakeholders.”
To help reduce unfilled spots and ensure full transparency, NAVSAFENVTRACEN now provides a list of absentee students in its bi-weekly communications with Echelon II naval organizations, to supplement a spreadsheet generated from its training quota. (Echelon II naval organizations report to chiefs who report to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO)).
The spreadsheet includes data on projected quotas and fleet quota needs, with newly added datasets not previously available showing remaining open quotas to help naval organizations fill the gaps caused by no-shows.
This exercise, NAVSAFENVTRACEN will offer 420 courses in occupational safety, industrial hygiene, environmental protection and emergency management. More than 14,000 Navy and Marine Corps students will receive training if all quotas are met.
However, several courses in the first quarter of FY23 are at risk of being canceled due to low enrolment, including “Afloat Safety Programs”, “Hazardous Materials Control and Management”, “Hazardous Response Management Hazardous Substance Incidents (HSIRM)” as well as the HSIRM Refresher Course. Visit the training center website for course schedule and registration guidance. If a course is required, reserve quota using the company’s Navy Training Reservation System (eNTRS).
At the same time, NAVSAFENVTRACEN directs Echelon II commands to complete their safety training needs assessment for Exercise 24 and coordinate with subordinate commands no later than January 31, 2024. The needs assessment is a planning tool that allows the training center to determine the best use of resources to meet the training needs of stakeholders.
“We encourage organizations to assess their needs with a critical eye,” Carter said. “In a budget-constrained environment, it is difficult for us to meet requests for additional quotas in the middle of the year if the needs assessment does not accurately forecast the needs.”
The official needs assessment for FY24 is assigned as Task ID: DON-221024-596S – Request Echelon 2 commands provide NAVSAFENVTRACEN with FY24 quota requirements.
NAVSAFENVTRACEN course offerings support “Safe Use and Safe Operation,” the Navy’s cornerstone in its recently renewed Safety Management System (SMS). SMS encourages a safety-focused approach and a mindset that encompasses self-assessment and self-correction to manage risk and maintain accountability.
Naval Security Command (NAVSAFECOM) implements SMS, which aligns with the NOC-led “Get Real, Get Better” initiative. The SMS is based on four key elements: a safe place, safe people, safe goods and equipment, and safe processes and procedures.