1. 100% Job Placement after graduation
Generally, our graduates from both programmes
have been able to secure employment almost immediately after graduation.
In fact, the top students often receive offers of employment even
before their official graduations, with many of them securing
jobs even during the apprenticeship attachments.
2. One of the most highly-regarded Marine
Training Academies in the world
The PMMA is internationally recognised
as one of the top Marine Training Academies in the world. Its
illustrious history spans almost two centuries, and has produced
countless graduates who have gone on to become prominent figures
in the shipping industry, as well as in society.
It is therefore hardly surprising that every
major global shipping company features PMMA graduates among their
3. Guaranteed attachment stint with reputable
global shipping corporations
To reinforce the knowledge and skills imparted
to students, every student undergoes a year of on-board apprenticeship
training during the third year as part of the curriculum.
The shipboard training programme provides
all cadets with the opportunity to use a ship as a sea-going laboratory
wherein they are required to complete the tasks listed in the
Training Record Books. This Record Book will be evaluated and
graded and will serve as a requirement for enrolment in the final
stage of the course as Fourth Year cadets.
For this purpose, PMMA has entered into a
Memorandum of Agreement with almost 100 of the world’s largest
Shipping Companies for the Shipboard Training Programme of PMMA
cadets. These shipping companies support the cadets in achieving
quality education and training by providing the cadets the opportunities
to put into practice what they learn in the classrooms.
4. Employment opportunities with the largest
international shipping lines
Through the apprenticeship attachments,
students have opportunities to impress potential employers, and
several do receive offers of employment by the time they complete
the attachments, even before the final year of training with the
PMMA has commenced!
The PMMA’s tradition of producing top
talents in the shipping industry has also seen many of these reputable
shipping firms conduct hiring presentations and campaigns in the
academy regularly, trying to attract the best students.
Last but not least, with HCMI Education’s
Head Office being situated in the city of Singapore, the location
of arguably the busiest shipping port in the world, there is constant
and convenient access to job openings with the giant shipping
5. Exciting career path away from
monotonous desk-bound jobs
A career in the marine industry ensures that
life in the workplace does not merely consist of a monotonous
and repetitive task behind the office desk.
Life for the officer at sea includes visiting
more cities and countries than one can probably remember. Meet
people from all walks of life from different cultures and expand
your horizons. Wake up to the sun rising in the horizon and enjoy
the peace and beauty of the vast oceans. Find yourself looking
forward to going to work!
6. Safe and secure
training and living environment
With the PMMA’s and the instructors’
experience, you can be sure that training procedures and lessons
are designed to be fruitful but safe. Learn from these veterans
in the trade how to keep yourself safe during training and also
on board the vessels.
The premises of the academy are well-secured.
Equipment and tools used are also updated and well-maintained.
Living areas are kept clean and comfortable. Students may therefore
rest assured that training is low-risk but also at the same time
7. Courses conducted in English
The Philippines is a country in which
more than 90% of the population converses in English. It is widely-regarded
as the third-largest English-speaking country in the world. Students
will therefore find it very easy to communicate both with the
instructors and also the locals. All lessons will also be conducted
in English, making it easy for students who speak English to follow
the course content.
8. Exclusive* and limited seats per
Seats for every intake are highly limited.
This is to ensure that there is a very good instructor-to-trainee
ratio and that every trainee receives a good amount of attention
and interaction with the instructors. This way each trainee receives
very close guidance and also the instructors will be able to very
intimately understand the individual learning styles and capabilities
of each student and tailor the instruction for best effect.
*Students are advised that HCMI Education
is the exclusive partner for the PMMA in several countries. Please
be wary of other companies that may try to offer seats in the PMMA.
If you are unsure if the country you are in is included among the
exclusive areas, please do contact us to find out.
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