12-25 Life is always big on education, that’s why we are excited to feature 2 incredible opportunities for world-class education in the Philippines; The Philippine Cadet Program and the Electro Cadet Program. The Norwegian Shipowners Association (NSA) and the Norwegian Training Center – Manila (NTCM) are currently screening for the next batch of scholars for these 2 educational programs for school year 2011-2015.
The Philippine Cadet Program
The Philippines Cadet Program offers a full scholarship for a Bachelor of Science degree in Maritime Transportation (BSMT) or in Marine Engineering (BSME). The scholarship, sponsored by the NSA, covers tuition at any one of the 6 prestigious maritime university or academy, board and lodging during the scholarship period. And because the scholar is sponsored by would-be employers, this practically guarantees that the scholar will upon graduating, will get top priority for jobs at one of the Norwegian shipowner’s firm.
This program started way back in 1993 with a pilot class of 150 cadets. It has since, continued to produce top quality officers who serve Norwegian controlled vessels. To qualify the applicant must be:
- single, age16-22 years
- a natural-born Filipino citizen
- physically and mentally fit
- able to pass written, oral and APRO examinations
- enrolled in any NSA accredited university/ academy
- free of any convictions or derogatory records
The NTC Electro Cadet Project
The Electro Cadet Program is another sponsored training program by the NTCM specifically intended for licensed Electrical or Electronics Engineers. The program offers a full scholarship for Elecro-Electrical maritime training (13 months), along with free board and lodging while training, a training allowance and free international travel during shipboard training. Upon completion of the program the cadet will be offered employment in one of the sponsoring Norwegian controlled vessels.
The candidates to be considered for this program must be:
- licensed as an Electrical Engineer (EE) or an Electronics and Communication Engineer (ECE).
- 23-30 years old
- preferably with relevant industry experience
- of good moral character
The Norwegian Training Center – Manila
The Norwegian Training Center located in the TESDA compound in Taguig CIty (Philippines), is a state-of-the-art maritime training center boasting of high-tech simulation equipment. The NTCM was first established by the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association in February of 1990 and was in May of the same year integrated as part of the Norwegian Maritime Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. The purpose of the center was primarily to upgrade the quality of the training programs for Filipino seafarers serving Norwegian controlled vessels. Filipino crew in Norwegian ships numbering 25,000 at the time.
Although the center was initially intended for Filipinos, the training courses are available to all nationalities for a fee and subject to the availability of space.
Where you can find out more about the scholarships
In National Capital Region (NCR):
For: Philippine Cadet Program
For: Electro Cadet Program
Philippine Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific
Philippine Merchant Marine Academy
John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University – Arevalo
John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University – Molo
John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation – Bacolod
University of Cebu – METC
University of Cebu – Lapu-Lapu & Mandaue
DMMA College of Southern Philippines
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