NMP and IMMAJ-PJMCC Wrap Up Last Batch of IMO Model Course 6.10 for 2018

The last batch of trainees, scholars of International Mariners Management Association of Japan – Philippine-Japan Manning Consultative Council, Inc. (IMMAJ-PJMCC) recently completed the IMO Model Course 6.10 (Training Course for Simulator Instructors and Assessors) on 14 December 2018, conducted at the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) Main complex, Brgy. Cabalawan, Tacloban City.

A total of eleven (11) participants, all members of the Philippine Association of Maritime Institutions (PAMI) attended the training.  With the completion of the said course, participants are expected to have gained a conceptual understanding of the importance of maritime simulator training with a view of the human element in shipping and the unique working environment on board a ship.  Furthermore, participants should be able to develop skills to design, plan and facilitate simulator-based training programs, including conducting exercises and briefing / debriefing in accordance with international standards.

It can be recalled that the IMMAJ-PJMCC reaffirmed its support to NMP by renewing its Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the former on the conduct of IMO MC 6.10 last October 2018.

As contained in the agreement entered into by both parties, IMMAJ-PJMCC sponsors the participation of maritime faculty personnel who will come from member-schools of PAMI while NMP delivers the course in accordance with applicable international and national standards.

Both parties recognize the importance of advancing the instructional skills of maritime faculty in upgrading the qualifications of Filipino seafarers and affirm the multiplier effect the training of instructors has on the overall skills education and training endeavor in the maritime industry.

Under this tie-up, NMP was able to train twenty-five (25) scholars endorsed by the IMMAJ-PJMCC within the year.

The ultimate goal of the collaboration is to ensure the constant availability of competent Filipino seafarers in the world shipping market.

Meanwhile, the 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.

NMP is the only government-owned maritime training and research institute in the country. It continuously upgrades its facilities and provides maritime trainings required pursuant to the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) Convention as amended in 2010 and other value-adding courses required by employers.

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.

NMP also encourages seafarers to avail of the NMP-OWWA (Overseas Workers Welfare Administration) Seafarers’ Upgrading Program (SUP) which entitles the beneficiary to receive financial assistance for training costs from the OWWA.