October 18th, 2017

TESDA Supported Maritime School Opens in Negros Oriental

Negros Oriental, Philippines - A new maritime school supported by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) opens in Maayong Tubig, Dauin.

The World Maritime Academy and Training Center Inc. (WMATCI) is established in response to the province’s need of an upgraded maritime school that will fully equip students the maritime skills needed, said Capt. Felix Romo, chair and founder of the school.

The World Maritime Academy is a product of collaborative efforts from retired marine captains like Capt. Romo; Captain Albert Alde, president of the World Maritime Academy and Training Center; Capt. Minos Giannopoulos, director of the Friendly Maritime Service Inc.; and WMATCI Board of Director Erlinda Subang among other retired seafarer officials, who pulled their resources together to set up the school facility.

In line with TESDA’s program, the WMATCI pursues to follow government’s thrust in the development of the Filipino workforce with world-class competence and positive work values in the maritime field.

“WMATCI’s ultimate pursuit to a holistic approach of producing globally competent seafarers and delivering excellence and competence in attaining knowledge, skills, proficiency and quality professional workforce will eventually achieve its mission and its ambitious struggle as part of national building for Negros Oriental,” said Capt. Alde.