UMIP forming future seamen

UMIP formando a los marinos del futuro

The Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) emerges because of the need of the country to have a catalyst that, in addition to providing training and development of skills, enhances the human element, promote research and the presentation of initiatives to strengthen Panama’s pre-eminence in all segments of the maritime industry.

It is a specialized university, created on December 1, 2005 under Law No 40, which was amended in 2012, by Law 81, which governs its […]

UMIP gives IMO courses in El Salvador

Una de las clases del curso.

The Maritime Technical Institute (ITEMAR) of the International Maritime University of Panama sent two of its professors to Central America to give International Maritime Organization (IMO) training courses to instructors of the Republic of Salvador Education and Naval Instruction Center(CEIN).

Five instructors benefited from the training. All of them are part of the CEIN Merchant Marine Training Program. The course took place at La Union naval base from January 30 to February 6 in two […]

Government supports students in the maritime sector

President Juan Carlos Varela recently visited students who received scholarships from the Institute for Training and Development of Human Resources (IFARHU) who are leaving for Portugal to study for undergraduate and graduate degrees focused on the maritime and logistics sector.

The logistics and maritime sector is one of the pillars of the Panamanian economy, contributing about 25% of GDP.

That is why the Government has drawn a priority route 2015-2019, which identifies those projects and […]

More English teaching at the UMIP

Se fortalece enseñanza del Inglés en la UMIP

The representative of the Diplomatic Mission for the teaching of English and Director of the Regional Office of English Language of the US Embassy in Panama, Rick Rosenberg, visited the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP).

Rosenberg’s objective was also to formally present himself to the UMIP authorities, to show his full availability to support the management carried out by this house of higher learning for the benefit of skills and development in the English language.


Private sector aiming at technical careers

Sector privado apunta a carreras técnicas

The newly-elected president of CoSPAE, Captain Orlando Allard, considers it necessary to encourage young people to take up “practical” careers.

Logistics and technical careers are the professions of tomorrow, considers Captain Allard, the new president of CoSPAE (Private Sector Council for Educational Assistance) for the period 2016.

The representative of the Panama Chamber of Shipping within the Council urges youth to be prepared for such activities, especially when in the coming months, operation of the […]

Education and skilled labor needed in Panama

Falta de mano de obra calificada preocupa a sectores

According to a study of global competitiveness, Panama remains the second most competitive economy in Latin America and has become the most competitive economy in Central America.

However, it continues to face the problem of education and skilled labor.

Some sectors require specialized professionals, who are scarce, so they feel the need to hire foreign labor, said Alberto Alesi, regional director for Manpower.

“We continue to look to foreign recruitment, as the great works continue […]

Education is key to ensuring maritime and logistics development

La Rectora Encargada, Ingeniera Fernanda Billard presenta un certificado de distinción al Ingeniero Gabriel Fuentes Lezcano

The celebration of World Maritime Day by the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) on September 24, 2015, had a series of lectures on the theme, “Education and maritime training” with several encouraging notes for future Panamanian officers devoted to maritime transport.

Firstly, a young officer spoke on behalf of the Panamanian Association of Merchant Marine Officers (APOM), giving a brilliant lecture in perfect English on the implementation of the IGF Code, and a veteran of […]