We are a privately owned corporation.
To improve the quality of life of individuals and societies through vocational education and training.
We believe that our products make a positive contribution to personal safety and performance in the workplace.
Our values are what distinguish us and guide our actions.
CHARACTER AND INTEGRITY:
We are open and transparent. We do what we say we will do. We accept responsibility and hold ourselves accountable for our work and our actions. We constantly strive for success, but will acknowledge failure in the belief that we will learn and improve from the experience.
We conduct our business in a socially responsible and ethical manner.
We strive to earn the confidence and trust of our colleagues, partners and clients.
Our work environment is inclusive. We embrace a diversity of people, ideas, talents and experiences. We believe that our differences provide strength, engender creativity and enrich our lives.
We are curious by nature, and seek to find solutions using our creativity to develop effective learning instruments and methodologies, and in so doing deliver value.
We love our environment - it is our home. We live and work in it. Our future depends on its well-being.
We are a dedicated team of individuals with a wealth of talent and experience possessing a broad range of knowledge and skills. We maintain a culture that values our differences as individuals. We welcome innovation, appreciate others and encourage contribution.
Before we embark on any project we define the performance standards to be achieved. In this way our creativity and innovation are not compromised by prescriptive legislation or rules. Our philosophy is to transfer knowledge and understanding by any means that ensure the learner meets the desired performance standards.
Quality:We are an ISO 9001-2008 Quality Assured company.
Our name - the International Development and Environmental Shipping School - clearly describes our objectives that were defined in 1989, and identifies our origins as being firmly rooted in the shipping industry
Today we continue to work developing the knowledge and skills of seafarers so that ships operate safely, without causing harm to people or the environment.
Safer ships and cleaner seas through the competence of individuals on board and ashore.
IDESS saw the potential benefits computers could bring to transfer of knowledge and skill at an early stage, and how well this learning medium suited the requirements of vocational education and training. We developed our first computer based assessment system in 1992 and our first computer based learning program in the same year. The programs were developed in Norway.
It was not until 1997 that IDESS decided to set up a department dedicated to the creation of e-learning tools. The experience and lessons learned from this project gave us the confidence to commit to establishing a new company - IDESS Interactive Technologies (IDESS I.T.) Inc. The company was incorporated in 2001 in Subic Bay.
From the start IDESS I.T. has set itself the target of using all the possibilities offered by the multimedia environment to produce excellent learning programs.
Each e-learning module is designed around meeting specific performance criteria, to deliver measurable learning outcomes.
These basic principles fit the requirements of vocational education and training for any industry. Consequently, IDESS I.T. has been able to diversify its client base to satisfy the needs of not just the shipping industry, but other industries that share similar challenges with respect to the management of risk and seek to achieve their business goals by employing a competent workforce.
We have a diverse and talented team of programmers, multimedia artists, video specialists, and sound recordists, working together with our Subject Matter Experts to produce excellent e-learning modules, videos, assessment systems and competency management systems.
We work together with our clients to ensure that all our products meet their particular needs. We do not just deliver finished products, but a complete service, providing comprehensive support, guidance and training.
We are first and foremost an organisation dedicated to providing vocational education and training. Developing e-learning systems allows us to use the internet to provide global access and consistency of knowledge transfer across any organisation for any enterprise.