STUDENTS OF THE SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (SIHM) INCREASE JOB READINESS VIA CRUISE SHIP TRAINING FROM INDUSTRY GIANT, MAGSAYSAY
World Citi College’s School of Hospitality Management (WCC-SIHM) was represented by its officers EVP for Tertiary Education, Raymond Patrick V. Guico; AVP for Academic Affairs Ma. Cristina J. Estioco; AVP for Operations Clara Arroyo; AVP for Business Development Mia Monica A. Bernabe; and SIHM Dean Katherine Y. Cadalo in the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with industry giant and POEA Presidential Award of Excellence awardee, Magsaysay, represented by its President Alexander E. Querol and VP and Head of Operations C/E Romeo S. Piccio for the schools’ Cruise Ship Management program.
This new partnership with Magsaysay was deliberately positioned for the students to learn not just academics. It is important for the school that they go beyond the classroom equipping them with critical, practical, hands-on training that more than prepares them for both local and global careers. Magsaysay, with their track record and excellent stature more than meets this desire for WCC-SIHM students.
The program teaches the basics and fundamentals of the cruise industry from operation systems and functions, orientation of the industry in both workplace and the passenger’s perspectives. It is an essential element in the hospitality industry for it covers a large part of the opportunities in the tourism industry and is part of the curriculum for the business of cruise industry focusing on hospitality and tourism.
The partnership will enable SIHM students to participate and learn the following:
- Basic Training in Cruise Ship Management – Basic training for SOLAS (Safety of Life At Sea). SOLAS teaches students the fundamentals of Elementary First Aid, Fire Fighting, Cruise /Ships Operations in Safety and Security and other concerns together with its terminologies used onboard.
- Crowd Management Training – Focuses on the fundamentals in working with different situations in case of onboard common problems related to a crowd made up of passengers and crew as well as the working pressures of internal and external factors in the ship environment.
- Ship Awareness Training and Seafarers with Designated Duties (SDSD) – Focuses on the safety and security concerns and emergency procedures and policies on board. It focuses on recognizing security risks and threats, undertaking regular security inspections of the ship and the proper usage of security equipment and systems.
- International Safety Management (ISM) Code Awareness – International standards pertaining to procedures and guidelines in a cruise ship e.g. safe workplace, protection of the sea and marine environment, following the law and a clear definition of one’s job in a cruise ship setting.
These are all requirements in pursuing a career in the cruise industry, effectively equipping and exposing students in the basic practices and theories that will boost their opportunities in a high-demand, high-paying industry. (AMD)