TACLOBAN CITY – Being the prime provider of specialized and upgrading of professional development courses to Filipino seafarers and maritime-allied labor force, the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), embarked on another collaboration with the DMMA College of Southern Philippines Maritime Training and Assessment Center, a private higher education institution in Davao City, for the conduct of training on IMO Model Course 6.09.

The IMO MC 6.09 or the Training Course for Instructors is the first offsite training for this year facilitated by NMP in DMMA-CSP. The training started on 31 January 2022 and will end on 11 February 2022. An opening program was held on the first day to welcome the thirteen (13) trainees enrolled on the said course, as well as the guest instructors from NMP.

It was highlighted by Executive Director Joel B. Maglunsod of NMP, the need to conduct offsite trainings, especially the Professional Development Courses (PDC) to be able to cater the need for trainings of seafarers all over the country, as the competition in the labor market is becoming tougher. It is therefore important to equip our trainers with the knowledge, skills and competence to enable them to impart their theoretical and practical knowledge to the Filipino seafarers.

“I have high hopes that after this training you will contribute to our maritime industry and be our partner in training our Filipino seafarers. Thank you for choosing NMP to train you, to be world class trainers and simulator trainers and assessors,” ED Maglunsod.

This training intends to provide the knowledge and skills for trainees to administer, supervise and monitor training and assessment of seafarer competence. This also aims to equip maritime instructors on the different approaches to teaching and instruction, which is instrumental in developing and honing the capabilities of Filipino seafarers.

NMP has been offering off-site trainings in partnership with different agencies and Maritime Higher Education Institutions, as part of its commitment to persistently deliver and expand its services to other regions.

The previous tie-ups between NMP and DMMA has produced several graduates of Professional Development Courses (PDC) including that of IMO 6.09 and IMO 3.12 (Assessment, Examination, and Certification of Seafarers).

Meanwhile, NMP continues to conduct face-to-face, online and blended maritime training courses. Other information and updates about NMP trainings can be viewed at www.nmp.gov.ph/, or interested stakeholders may visit the NMP website https://register.nmp.gov.ph/ to register/enroll online.