NYK-TDG Maritime Academy welcomes 180 students at new Calamba campus

The NYK-TDG Maritime Academy (NTMA) has welcomed 180 new students to its new campus in Calamba, Laguna during an entrance ceremony for the incoming class the opening of the sparkling new crew training facilities, maritime academy, classrooms, and lodgings.

NTMA is jointly run by NYK and business partner Transnational Diversified Group (TDG). Students receive three years of classroom study that includes use of the academy's ship-handling simulator and engine plant, and one year of practical onboard training. Graduates are then set to begin careers on board NYK vessels as officer candidates.

Joining NYK president Yasumi Kudo and TDG chairman J. Roberto C. Delgado at the ceremony included invited guests Teresita R. Manzala, the chairperson of the Philippines' Professional Regulation Commission; Keizo Takewaka, deputy chief of mission and consul general at the Japanese embassy in the Philippines; Roberto Vallarino, the Panamanian ambassador to the Philippines; and Conrad Oca, president of the Associated Marine Officers and Seamen's Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP).

In his commencement address, Kudo encouraged the students, stressing that competence is the ability to perform effectively and efficiently a certain task using the knowledge and theories coupled with the right values, skills, and discipline.

"In the shipping sector, competent and trustworthy seagoing personnel are necessary to ensure the safe and smooth operation of the ship and the safe delivery of cargo to its destination on time."

Kudo also noted that the completion of the new training center is a commitment to providing seafarers with the tools they need as NYK crew members.

"I sincerely hope that this gift will inspire our crews to acquire the competencies needed for them to perform to the best of their abilities on board," said Kudo.

The program offered at NTMA produces high-quality seafarers by providing them with a basic level of scholarship in addition to valuable experience on board.

Since 2012, the academy accepted 120 students - 60 each in the fields of marine navigation and marine engineering - but this year 180 students were accepted, 90 in each academic discipline.

The incoming class is the seventh at the academy, which recently graduated its second class. Each year, graduating students take the nationwide Maritime School Assessment Program (MSAP) examination for students attending merchant vessel seamanship schools in the Philippines, and all the NTMA students have ranked well above their peers from other schools.

NTMA students are taking the ship officer examination, and after acquiring the seafarer certificate of competency, each graduate will begin a career as a third officer or third engineer on an NYK ship, thus starting the journey through the NYK Group's career development programs to eventually become a captain or chief engineer.

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