Cadets carry out internship at the UMIP

As part of the academic exchanges established by the US Transport Department, the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) an internship was arranged for a group of 14 MMA cadets to be in Panama for more than 30 days.

The internship, coordinated by the UMIP, is for the visiting cadets to learn about the development of the Panamanian maritime industry and the training processes of values and behavior that are forged in the UMIP.

One of the MMA cadets at the Maritime University.

One of the MMA cadets at the Maritime University.

The cadets were received by the Academic Vice Chancellor, Dr. Adam Vega who, on behalf of the UMIP rector, Engineer Fernanda Billard, asked the cadets to maximize the knowledge acquired and have maximum enjoyment of their stay In Panama.

Within the agenda, it is planned that between January 23 and 24, there is a visit to the US TS Kennedy, the MMA training ship that will transit the Panama Canal, time that will be used by the crew of vessel for a reception with the directors of the UMIP and cadets on internship as guests.

The program also includes tours to the main economic and logistics centers of the Panamanian maritime industry in the provinces of Panama and Colon, such as ports and shipyards, in addition to participation in a training program prepared by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP).

Cadetes de la Academia Marítima de Massachusetts.

Cadetes de la Academia Marítima de Massachusetts.

Being freshmen cadets, the internship contains lectures and instruction from UMIP experts on the latest regulations of the International Maritime Organization, the logistics business, ports, ship supply and bunkering services.

The UMIP-MMA internship program seeks to complement the academic training of cadets as an accompaniment to their professional development, as part of a major opportunity to apply in practice the knowledge acquired upon return to the United States.

The internship started on Sunday, January 10 and will run until Friday, February 5, 2015.

The MMA is an educational institution with over 120 years of tradition in the training of seafarers. This internship is a product of academic exchange and common goals that have united the two universities since 2007 as a result of contact established between the UMIP and the US Transport Department.

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