NMP and IMMAJ-PJMCC Ink Deal on IMO MC 6.10

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.

“The IMMAJ-PJMCC 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.

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.