Scuba training agency SSI has launched the ‘We want you' promotion – a free crossover kit for all scuba and freediving professionals.
SSI continues to add new Training Centres and professionals by supporting them through virtual trainings, promotional ideas and product improvements.
One example of this support was the Free Science of Diving campaign. The promotion was overwhelmingly successful, with more than 50,000 registrations worldwide totalling more than 3.5 million in retail support. Now, SSI want to do the same thing by launching the ‘We Want You' promotion globally with the following goals:
- Acquire new professionals to fix the permanent shortage of SSI professionals for both SSI Training Centres in local and resort markets.
- Connect new SSI professionals to the SSI Instructor Trainer Network to promote Specialty Instructor and Assistant Instructor Trainer training.
Guido Waetzig, CEO SSI International GmbH, says: “The SSI Network is expanding so rapidly that the demand for professionals exceeds supply. The ‘We Want You' promotion is designed to compensate for this shortage, support business recovery and stimulate further international growth!”
How the ‘We Want You' promotion will work:
Crossover registration – Professionals can simply go to any SSI Training Centre and register, or register directly online, (https://go.divessi.com/crossover) and SSI will issue the free Digital Crossover Kit.
Academic Training – Prior to attending the Virtual Crossover, all candidates are required to finish the Home-study Crossover materials and take the Online Final Exam. Once completed, either SSI will schedule the Virtual Academic and Skills Video Sessions and in-water training
In-Water Training – The In-Water Session will require a confined water session for a skills review to be performed by an Instructor Trainer. This session is either organized centrally by the Service Centre.
Fees – For all active Professionals, SSI will sponsor the Digital Crossover Kit and fund all equivalent certifications. If professionals attend to the Virtual Academic and in-water training, they have to pay a registration fee, which includes the Crossover Training, Physical Materials and Professional Renewal until the end of 2021.
The free Professional Crossover Kit will run from 1 September 2020 to 31 January 2021, with the mandatory In-Water Training sessions beginning 15 October 2020 onwards.