ASD and UNINETTUNO Sign an MoU for ASD-STE1000 Certified Training

  • January 1, 2014

November 26, 2013 - The ASD Simplified Technical English Maintenance Group (STEMG) today announced the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by means of which UNINETTUNO becomes the only board accredited by ASD for the organisation, delivery and issuing of the specific ASD-STE100 certification for training. The signature took place at ASD Corporate office in Brussels in presence of Günter Lessmann, Director of ASD-STAN and Prof. Maria Amata Garito, President and Rector of the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO.

Representing a key milestone in the history of STE, the ceremony was also attended by Jan Pie, ASD Secretary General, Jaime Reynes, Chair of the ASD Services Commission, Claudio Buccini, Chair of the Product Support Group and Orlando Chiarello, Chair of the STEMG.

ASD Secretary General Jan Pie commented: “The agreement between ASD and UNINETTUNO successfully concludes discussions about training accreditation and reaches the purpose of involving an internationally recognised university in the process of providing STE certifications on behalf of ASD”. The training activities will be organised by UNINETTUNO on the distance mode and delivered worldwide by means of the UNINETTUNO educational portal by applying the elearning distance teaching psycho-pedagogic model, realised by Prof. Maria Amata Garito. This will consist of a specific program, which includes video-lessons, online exercises, virtual classrooms and exams, provided and supervised by video teachers, professors and tutors. At the end of this educational path, UNINETTUNO and ASD will deliver a joint official certificate. The training will be mainly addressed to individuals who, as authors, writers and reviewers, wish to understand the basic principles of STE and use STE in their professional life.