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Shareholders 2014-03-30T08:25:37+00:00

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Many VLinc Investors have inquired about assisting on any projects that may help the company while decreasing the need for contract labor.  Course development, marketing copy, and general administrative tasks are work areas where your assistance would assist the company in keeping costs down.  The following is a list of projects or administrative task items that would help move the ball down field.  Any investor interested in any project listed, please contact the team at admin@vlinccorp.com.

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The following courses have been developed or acquired but still need to be converted using VLinc’s curriculum development framework.

  • First Aid and CPR
  • Basic Firefighting
  • Personal and Social Responsibilities
  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Crowd Management
  • Crisis Management

To begin story-boarding these courses for online development, sweat-equity investors need not be Subject Matter Experts in any particular discipline, they just need to take the supplied research and intructor-led course material, follow the referenced SME guide for course development, and draft the initial story board for each course.

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Using the company bank and Authorize.net – the VLinc website has been upgraded to take payments via credit card. Our ability to authorize credit cards over the phone was useful with customers like the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). Porting the authorization through our website allows for payment processing with commercial clients and plays a fundamental role in the success of online learning sales scheduled for late August. The first payments actually came in this morning from clients in Seattle who were enrolling in offshore safety training.

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BOEM contacted the maritime division to assist in an internal proposal for customized safety training based on the Basic Offshore Safety and Survival Course. Their project managers are also asking for assistance with contract development, looksing to VLinc to advise them on safety specifics relating to the hiring of vessels and aircraft for the execution of their missions. If this first course is successful, other areas of the country will open up for BOEM/VLinc safety training and support.

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Several significant events have occurred/are occurring this summer. First, we’ve added another employee, Tim Shelton (retired USCG) to our subcontract with Zantech.  Tim will help support the Coast Guard’s startup of the C-27 aircraft fleet. The Zantech contract effort is up for the first option in September.  We look forward to continuing our support of both our Zantech partner and our Coast Guard customer.

The Program Management, Administrative, Clerical, and Technical Services (PACTS)​ competition is ongoing. We are teamed with several other Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) in a Joint Venture called ProTech. Recently, the deadline for submission was changed from 2 July to 16 July. Our team has been on top of all solicitation requirements from the beginning; the extension only allows us to further refine our submittal.  VLinc is in a good situation; our Past Performance item is a critical element of the proposal. In other words, VLinc is already – in its infancy – viewed as a Value-Added Partner.

We have additional “irons in the fire” as FY 2014 unfolds.  With some luck, some hard work, and some help from our various partners and sweat equity investors, we should continue to develop our business portfolio.​

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Offshore Wind / Safety Training and Support
VLinc’s Phase I grant application with the Department of Energy for an offshore transfer system was denied.  The firm that won is a leading engineering firm from Seattle who had won previous grants from DOE.  We were simply outgunned but remain heavily involved in offshore wind safety services and projects.  VLinc has pending work with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)​ and Virginia Tech.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute has become an evangelist for VLinc in the offshore wind market and envision us as the premier maritime safety experts for this growing industry.  Virginia Tech themselves continues to utilize our services as part of their grant with the Department of Mines Minerals and Energy.   We recently completed our second delivery of BOSS (Basic Offshore Safety and Survival) to students from Virginia Tech and BOEM.  Project managers from BOEM have asked us to deliver the training in Northern Virginia later this summer and to consider delivering the course to BOEM employees in the Pacific regions.
Through Virginia Tech we were introduced to the Environmental Health and Safety lead from PMSS who has asked us to sit on the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Offshore Safety Subcommittee. VLinc will be the first and only ocean safety and survival advisers on the AWEA. Virginia Tech also introduced us to Health and Safety leaders at Dominion Virginia Power who are interested in helicopter safety and sea survival training. (Dominion secured the rights for Virginia’s wind energy area.)
Online Training Development
We expect to release our first course available for commercial use in August with other courses set for development immediately following.  Best Management Practices for Somalia Based Piracy is required knowledge for any commercial shipping security personnel who transit the Horn of Africa.  This course, along with the following ISPS and ISM code courses, are the first in a line of online products for an industry that spends over 2 billion annually on training alone.
VLinc is partnering with recently retired (and service-disabled) USCG Subject Matter Experts on maritime and international regulatory compliance to develop the course outlines and content and then using the latest technologies to create engaging content for customers.
We continue to work with Tidewater Community College on the development of blended learning solutions.  Our course modules for Basic Training will be submitted for approval to the National Maritime Center by early September.  Once approved, we will market these approved solutions to every learning center in the country as a lower-cost solution to classroom delivery of standardized objectives.
Online development and delivery of training will be the major focus of the Maritime Division throughout VLinc’s second year.

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For any matters relating to shares, certificates, changes of address or contact updates, etc., please conact Mr. Charles Harris at charles.harris@vlinccorp.com or call  (703) 884-3870

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VLinc Corporation has secured a subcontract with Zantech IT Services to support the United States Coast Guard. VLinc will provide manpower and subject matter expertise in support of several Coast Guard Aviation Acquisition programs.  VP and Chief Operating Officer Charles Harris stated that “in this austere budget environment our clients are faced with implementing vital aircraft systems with no margin for error – in either a cost, schedule or operating performance arena.  We are excited that we are able to provide cost effective support to both our Zantech partner and the US Coast Guard.”

At work on the project are:

  • Tom Bell, CEO, VLinc
  • Joe Baker
  • Robin York
  • Tim Shelton

Virginia Tech – through a grant from the Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy –  has contracted VLinc to develop and teach a course on basic offshore safety and survival.  This course teaches non-mariners and scientists from DMME and other organizations how to handle (and avoid) emergencies at sea.  The course has been approved by Fugro – the primary contractor for offshore sciences – and is being taught in cooperation with Tidewater Community College.  The course runs approximately four times per year and VLinc expects the course to export to other offshore markets along the coast in the next year.

UPDATE: VLinc’s phase I grant application with the Department of Energy for an offshore transfer system was denied.  The firm that won is a leading offshore wind engineering firm from Seattle who had earned previous grants from DOE.  We were simply outgunned but remain involved in Offshore Wind Safety with pending work with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Dominion Virginia Power.

VLinc recently completed our second delivery of BOSS (Basic Offshore Safety and Survival to students from Virginia Tech and BOEM.  Project managers from BOEM have asked us to deliver the training in Northern Virginia later this Summer and to consider delivering the course to BOEM employees in the Pacific regions.

Tidewater Community College has asked VLinc to create several online and instructor-led courses for their Maritime Training Program.   These courses include Basic Safety Training (currently under contract) and the OUPV and 100-to masters courses.  Using a blended approach, VLinc will create online modules for delivery via our LMS – sold under license to the college for each student enrolled in the courses.  VLinc intends to model the course delivery options for similar training programs throughout the country.

HRS Consulting, a Florida-Based SDVOSB, is a small but steady VLinc customer. They rely on us for technical consultation and assistance with online learning development and web technologies.

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