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PHILCAMSAT Achieves HELM Recognition from the Merchant Navy Training Board
04 January 2016
The Philippine Center for Advanced Maritime Simulation and Training (PHILCAMSAT) has recently received recognition from the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB), the shipping industry’s central body for promoting and developing sector specific education, training and skills, for its Management Level Program Course on Human Element Leadership and Management (HELM). The recognition, valid from January 1 to June 30, 2016, certifies that the course offered by PHILCAMSAT meets the latest mandatory syllabus requirements as laid down by the MNTB. The recognition was formally granted during a simple ceremony held in London last February 4 attended by Glenys Jackson, MNTB Head; Adrian Mundin, Nautical Manager, Safety & Environment at the UK Chamber of Shipping; Dr. Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr., Maritime Industry Authority Administrator; Karen Avelino, PTC Executive Director; and Gerardo Borromeo, PTC CEO. PHILCAMSAT commenced the initial run of its HELM course last January 4 to 8 at its training facility at First Maritime Place in Makati. Intended for a ship’s top officers: captain, chief mate, master, chief engineer or second engineer; the 5-day course aims to help participants demonstrate effective behavior and critical thinking in the face of challenging situations on board. HELM is comprised of comprehensive lectures and simulation exercises which include sessions that allow participants to recount to one another their challenging experiences on board and how they managed these situations. With the guidance of a well-experienced lecturer and a professional psychologist, participants were trained on managing life-threatening situations on board through proper resource management, good teamwork and the exercise of leadership skills. HELM classes are scheduled every week and is offered for free to all IMEC Members. A course fee applies to Non-IMEC members. Interested parties may register by calling (02) 898- 1174 or 798-1111 loc 3007.
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