Post updated: 27/01/18
In reference to STCW Advisory No. 2017-09, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) have joined force to train experts in simulator-related maritime training and assessment.
A Filipino seafarer who has completed IMO Model Course 6.09 (Instructor) and IMO Model Course 3.12 (Assessor) can avail a world-class IMO Model Course 6.10 (Simulator Trainer and Assessor) training at MAAP for FREE. If shorlisted, he has just to pay PHP 1,800.00 for his secured accommodation and food during the conduct of the training.
Fyi, IMO MC 6.10 training fee is expensive. It costs up to an estimated amount of PHP 16,000.00!?. For this reason, I highly encourage you to grab this golden opportunity.
How to qualify?
Every month, the MARINA-Main Office submits a list of qualified participants to MAAP Simulator Center.
As what I said earlier, you have to have IMO MC 6.09 and IMO 3.12 training certificates. In addition, those endorsed by their training center or maritime school are preferred. Means, if you have some good teaching experience, you’ll likely be selected.
Related reading: How to be a Maritime Instructor in the Philippines
The selection of participants is also nationwide so pray that you’ll be chosen as one of the lucky few.
How to secure a slot?
Ohrayt. There are two ways to book an IMO MC 6.10 training schedule. These are by endorsement and personal request.
On this blog post, I’ll show you how to personally appeal to MARINA that you deserve a slot.
If you have met the qualifications I stated above, contact MARINA’s Human Resource Department (HRD).
Or if you’re nearby, it’s better to visit MARINA Kalaw’s HRD.
Ask for IMO 6.10 free training and tell them that you are qualified and interested to join. (Be ready to show your certificates, and remember to be polite and humble when making a request.)
It’s simple as that, matey. 😊
What are the training schedules for 2018?
Last year, I was able to secure a copy of training schedule from MARINA Public Information Division (PID). The PID was still in-charge of this matter that time.
Moving on, MAAP Simulator Center emailed me few days ago the 2018 training schedules.
Tada! Choose your sched.
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