MP Bares 2019 Accomplishments during YEPA
The National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), a premier government-owned maritime training and research institution, conducted its Agency Year-End Performance Assessment (YEPA) and Corplanning Exercise on 03-04 December 2019 at the Hotel XYZ, Tacloban City.
The status of Agency’s accomplishments as of 30 November 2019 were presented and assessed vis-à-vis the Agency’s Thrusts and Priorities, performance commitments as contained in the 2019 Office Performance Commitment Review (OPCR), General Appropriations Act (GAA), Annual Action Plan, and NMP Strategic Plan.
As to the conduct of maritime trainings, NMP trained a total of 9,199 maritime trainees comprised of aspiring and active seafarers, maritime instructors, assessors and supervisors and other maritime allied personnel in the industry. This means an accomplishment of 91.99% of the 10,000 target trainees to be trained for the year.
This is the result of the implementation of 37 training courses during the year and as well as the establishment of linkages and partnership with the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Masters and Mates Association of the Philippines, Inc. (MMAP), Roble Shipping, Inc., Gothong Southern Lines, Inc., and International Mariners Management Association of Japan – Philippine-Japan Manning Consultative Council, Inc. (IMMAJ-PJMCC) and different local govern units (LGUs) in Region VIII.
All (100%) of the trainees were issued with certificate within seventy-two (72) hours from successful completion of all course requirements. Further, 100% of trainees-assessed who requested for Training Completion and Record Assessment (TCROA) were issued with TCROA after completion of the assessment.
On the re-accreditation of courses, the renewal applications of the ten (10) courses are still on process at the MARINA. Four (4) of the courses were granted extension of six (6) months in consonance with MARINA STCW Advisory No. 2019-05.
As part of NMP’s commitment to provide timely and relevant researches, one (1) out of four (4) researches targeted for completion this year entitled, Profiling of Marime Laws Affecting Filipino Seafarers” was completed.
On the other hand, three (3) researches are on its near completion stages, the research entitled “The Capacity of the Philippine Maritime Industry to Produce Officers-In-Charge per STCW Requirement” and “The Effects of Autonomous Ship Technology to the Philippine Maritime are both 90% accomplished while the study on the “Employment Acceptability of Women in the Seafarers in Philippine Domestic is 85% accomplished.
NMP’s completed researches in CY 2018, namely: Harbor Pilotage in the Philippines: A Review of Interventions in Licensing, Appointment and Capability Building of Harbor Pilots; Required Non-Technical (Soft Skills) by Employers for Shipboard Employment of Management Level Officers (MLOs); and Philippine Maritime Manpower Factbook 2018 were presented during the Stakeholders’ Forum on 28 March 2019 at The Bayleaf Intramuros, Manila and 98.56% of the maritime stakeholders rated the completed researches as satisfactory or excellent.
Likewise, the research study entitled, “Perception of NMP Female Trainees Towards the Seafaring Profession” which was also completed in CY 2018 was presented to NMP trainees on 14 March 2019 at Room 109 of the NMP Training Building. Based on the evaluation instrument gathered, 96% and 98% of the trainees rated the research report and the conduct of forum as very satisfactory or excellent, respectively.
Furthermore, 75% or three (3) of the four (4) completed researches were adopted as input to labor and employment policy or program development.
Similarly, on the two (2) Information Systems (IS) to be developed by year-end, the Maritime Training Express Registration System was completed in June 2019 while the Maritime Training e-Verification System has a 90% cumulative accomplishment.
Simultaneously, administrative and support programs were strengthened to achieve these accomplishments.
In terms of infrastructure projects, repair / improvement of Fire Fighting Mock-up and repair / improvement of Auxiliary Building, CRs and shower rooms were completed in January and March 2019, respectively. The construction of wharf for Free-Fall Enclosed Lifeboat is on-going at 95% with target date of completion on 23 December 2019.
Moreover, the Agency has successfully passed the surveillance audit of NMP Quality Management System (QMS) conducted by the Anglo Japanese American (AJA) Registrars Inc. on 06 March 2019 and was recommended for continued certification under ISO 9001:2015 Standard.
After all the performance reports were presented, NMP Executive Director Joel B. Maglunsod pushed for the completion of other deliverables that have yet to be completed for 2019.
Meanwhile, those interested in NMP research undertakings may visit the NMP website (www.nmp.gov.ph) and access the e-Research Information System Portal which is designed to disseminate NMP completed researches, present the Research Agenda and engage the industry stakeholders to collaborate in the research activities.
For more information about NMP trainings viewers may visit the agency’s facebook page (www.facebook.com/nmptrainingcenter) where all related information on NMP trainings are available.
Further, NMP encourages OWWA registered seafarers to avail of the NMP-OWWA (Overseas Workers Welfare Administration) Seafarers’ Upgrading Program (SUP) and Skills for Employment Scholarship Program (SESP) which entitles the beneficiary to receive financial assistance for training costs from the OWWA.