NMP Bares 2018 Accomplishments during YEPA

(Upper Photo) NMP Deputy Executive Director, Mayla N. Macadawan delivers her opening message (Lower Photo) NMP Key Officials and employees during the YEPA and Re-planning Exercise on 04-05 December 2018 at the Rosvenil Hotel, Tacloban City

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 04-05 December 2018 at the Rosvenil Hotel, P Burgos St., Tacloban City.

The status of Agency’s accomplishments as of 30 November 2018 were presented and assessed vis-à-vis the Agency’s Thrusts and Priorities, performance commitments as contained in the 2018 Office Performance Commitment Review (OPCR), Annual Action Plan, and NMP Strategic Plan.

As to the conduct of maritime trainings, NMP trained a total of 9,978 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 83% of the 12,000 target trainees to be trained for the year.

This is the result of the implementation of 33 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), Seabase Training Center for Watchkeeping, Inc. (STCW INC), and International Mariners Management Association of Japan – Philippine-Japan Manning Consultative Council, Inc. (IMMAJ-PJMCC).

All (100%) of the trainees were issued with certification within seventy-two (72) hours from successful completion of all course requirements. Further, 2,607 trainees-assessed who requested for Training Completion and Record Assessment (TCROA) were issued with TCROA after completion of the assessment.

During the year, 8 new courses were accredited by MARINA.  Another 5 courses were likewise submitted to MARINA for reaccreditation.

As part of NMP’s commitment to provide timely and relevant researches, there are two (2) on-going studies which are due for completion within the year, entitled “A Review of Interventions in Licensing Certification and Continuing Capability Building of Harbor Pilots in the Philippines” and “Required Non-technical Skills (Soft Skills) by Employers for Shipboard Employment of Management Level Officers” which are both 85% completed.

NMP’s completed researches in CY 2017, namely: Skills Gaps Analysis of Maritime Faculty in Philippine Maritime Higher Education Institutions (MHEIs); Gender Sensitivity Training for Seafarers (GSTS) Course: A Program Evaluation; and Responding to the Filipino Seafarers’ Training Requirements in the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments: Challenges and Opportunities were presented to the maritime stakeholders on 22 March 2018 at The Bayleaf Intramuros, Manila.

During the said forum, 100% (45 out of 45) of the maritime-stakeholders participants rated the completed researches as good or better.  Above all, monitoring of these researches indicated that its recommendations were endorsed to concerned regulatory bodies and utilized as inputs in the formulation of policies.

Simultaneously, administrative and support programs were strengthened to achieve these accomplishments. Six (6) appointments were issued during the said period.

In terms of infrastructures projects, repair and upgrading of the NMP Gymnasium and repair and rehabilitation of Maritime Training Annex Building were completed in April 2018. The construction of cistern tank at the Ratings’ Dormitory is on-going at 90% with target date of completion on 04 December 2018.

Moreover, the Agency passed the re-certification audit of NMP Quality Management System (QMS) under ISO 9001:2015 Standard held on 05-06 March 2018 conducted by the Anglo Japanese American (AJA) Registrars Inc.

After all the performance reports were presented, Mayla N. Macadawan, NMP Deputy Executive Director, pushed for the completion of other deliverables that have yet to be completed for 2018.

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 for gathering inputs for NMP’s research, dissemination of NMP completed researches and other articles pertaining to maritime research.

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.