(Upper Photo) 1st Batch of IMO Model Course 6.09 in Tacloban City – 07-18 January 2019

(Lower Photo) 1st Batch of IMO Model Source 6.09 in Manila – 14 – 25 January 2019


Among the National Maritime Polytechnic’s (NMP) achievements in maritime training is its pioneering role in the development of continuing training programs for faculty and trainers to enhance their instructional and assessment skills through the conduct of Professional Development Courses (PDC).

Along this line, NMP recently concluded its 1st delivery of IMO Model Course 6.09 (Training Course for Instructors) for CY 2019 in its Tacloban and Manila Office on 18 and 25 January 2019, respectively.

IMO Model Course 6.09 is designed to facilitate the delivery of training compliant to the requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Convention (STCW) for Seafarers as amended in 2010. The course aimed to provide participants with a sound basis for planning and preparation of effective teaching and instructions; the selection of appropriate methods, approaches and teaching materials; and the evaluation of the teaching and learning process.

The 1st session of IMO MC 6.09 was attended by eighteen (18) participants in Tacloban and twenty-four (24) participants in Manila.
Out of the total participants from both Tacloban and Manila, twenty-one (21) availed of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Seafarers’ Upgrading Program (SUP) which assumed the cost of their training. Also, one (1) scholar was endorsed by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

The 10-day course, from 07-18 January 2019 (Tacloban) and 14-25 January 2019 (Manila) were facilitated by experienced industry instructors, namely: Atty. Ruben Y. Maceda, Mr. Ariel R. Raynes and Ms. Isabeita V. Mangco (Tacloban) and Ms. Ma. Dessa Joy B. Bautista and Ms. Adora Faye F. Leona (Manila).

During the Graduation Ceremony, Certificates of Recognition were given to those participants who have shown exemplary performance in the Teaching Demonstration. Certificates of Completion were likewise issued to all the participants who completed the said course.

Meanwhile, as the only maritime training, assessment and research institution in the country, NMP continues to upgrade its facilities and provide maritime trainings required pursuant to the STCW as amended in 2010 including value-adding courses.

It likewise continues to use state-of-the-art facilities in the conduct of its trainings to ensure the quality of its maritime programs. These efforts result in valuable contributions in producing highly competitive seafarers and promoting their employability in international and national merchant fleets.
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.