Naga City - The Mariners' Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) this city has opened its doors to the two-month On-Board Cruise Ship Training Program aboard luxury liners of 2GO Shipping Company.

MPC-Naga Shipboard Training Coordinator Ensign Jose Parcia (3rd from left) explains to listeners the details of the Cruise Ship Training Program at the Mariners System's weekly radio show 'Buhay Marinero' over RMN-DWNX Naga. In the picture are the program anchors - Mariners System's Corporate Public Affairs Officer Elmer Abad (extreme left) and MPCF-Camarines Sur's VP for Administration Napoleon Mangente (in red shirt), as Ms. Mary Ann Gantong (in yellow shirt) of Mariners Training and Hotel Institute of MPC-Naga Looks on.

In a statement from MPC-Naga Shipboard Training Coordinator Ensign Jose Parcia, he said the program is open not only to graduates of Mariners but as well as those from other schools who are interested and are willing to undergo the work experience.

"Those who have undergone the training, if they qualify in the evaluation after the two-month stint can be hired by 2GO. This invitation to train via the link established by Mariners for students and graduates will open more opportunities not only in domestic shipping lines but in foreign sea-going vessels" declared Ensign Parcia.

Among those who can avail the training program are graduates of courses such as Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management (BSHRM), BS Tourism, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), BS in Hospitality Management (BSHM), 2-year Associate in HRM, 2-year Cruise Ship Management Course, 2-year Hotel and Restaurant Services, and 1-year Culinary Arts/Steward Services.

This move by Mariners-Naga to continuously connect its graduates in order to gainfully land productive and high paying-jobs has been made a tradition by the institution.

Aside from this Cruise Ship Training Program, the school pursues the 'Work and Travel U.S.A.' in which students are given opportunity to work in America for their On-The-Job Training (OJT) as part of the curriculum. Under this scheme, the students can learn, earn dollars while they do actual work in five-star hotels, restaurants and resorts. This also opens an opportunity for them to go back after graduation and pursue their American dream.

Typical international cruise ships where Seafarers go to work including those who have undergone the On-Board Cruise Ship Training Program.

"The Mariners System in which MPC-Naga is a member has been consistent in seeing to it that its graduates are aided should they need to be assisted in their search for jobs after graduation. The Cruise Ship Training Program and Work and Travel U.S.A. are just among the efforts exerted by the Institution in its thrust to continue service given to the graduates", MPC-Naga CEO Dr. Marilissa J. Ampuan announced.

Interested apllicants who want to join the program may keep in touch with Ensign Jose Parcia at Mariners' Polytechnic Colleges, Panganiban Drive, Naga City or through the following contact numbers: (054) 472-8312, (054) 473-1434 or via CP numbers (0939) 549-5769 05 (0905) 213-4690 or you may log on to