IMMAJ-PJMCC ink deal on IMO MC 6.10
October 25, 2019
TACLOBAN CITY –
Recognizing the importance of advancing the instructional skills of
maritime faculty in upgrading the qualifications of Filipino
seafarers, the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) and the
International Mariners Management Association of Japan -
Philippine-Japan Manning Consultative Council, Inc. (IMMAJ-PJMCC)
inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the conduct of IMO Model
Course 6.10 (Training Course for Simulator Instructors and
Assessors) last 08 October 2019 at the 10th Floor, Ocean Breeze
Building, Coral Way Drive, Pasay City.
The agreement involves the
NMP’s opening of additional batches of IMO MC 6.10 to accommodate
IMMAJ-PJMCC scholars coming from their member-shipping / manning
companies and faculty members of member-institutions of the
Philippine Association of Maritime Institutions (PAMI). It is
expected that the participants will be able to develop instructor
traits through adoption of effective maritime simulator-based
instructions in accordance with international standards.
recognizes our capability of providing a world class quality
training and this partnership affirms the multiplier effect the
training of instructors has on the overall skills education and
training endeavor in the maritime industry”, NMP Executive Director
Joel B. Maglunsod said.
The signing was led by NMP
Executive Director Maglunsod and IMMAJ-PJMCC Vice President, Capt.
Teodoro B. Quijano.
It was witnessed by Engr.
Ponciano V. Trinidad, Atty. Ruben Y. Maceda, Ms. Grace Marie T.
Ayaso, Ms. Evelyn T. Futol and Ms. Geraldine S. Paduano-Fabila of
NMP and Mr. Wenifredo G. Sola and Capt. Gerry T. Chan of IMMAJ-PJMCC.
The ultimate goal of the
collaboration is to ensure the constant availability of competent
Filipino seafarers in the world shipping market.
In CY 2018, NMP was able
to train twenty-five (25) scholars endorsed by the IMMAJ-PJMCC.
Meanwhile, NMP continues
to offer other Professional Development Courses, namely, Training
Course for Instructors (IMO Model Course 6.09) and Training Course
on the Assessment, Examination and Certification of Seafarers (IMO
Model Course 3.12). Other offerings include Deck Courses, Engine
Courses, Specialized Courses and Basic Courses.
Likewise in its sound
efforts to fulfill and realize its mandate, NMP continues to upgrade
its facilities and provide maritime trainings required pursuant to
the STCW Convention 1978 as amended including value-adding courses
towards improving the qualifications of Filipino seafarers for their
employment acceptability and enhanced competitiveness. It also
regularly conducts maritime studies to come up with policies for the
improvement of the manpower sector of the industry.