The first group of students enrolled in the Merchant Navy Virtual Course, which is free and offered by the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) through a virtual platform, took their final exam.
It certifies knowledge of basic practice. Anais Garcia, aged 20 and Ana Villalobos, 18, who were childhood friends, were the first to make the review, and scored satisfactory marks.
Both know what they want and are working hard to achieve it. They dream of working aboard a cruise ship, because they have lived all their lives surrounded by the warm waters of their native town of Pedasi. The UMIP Virtual Course for Ordinary Seaman is an excellent choice to meet their goals.
Anais saw a television spot announcing the launch of the UMIP Virtual Platform for Ordinary Seaman Course online. She immediately went to the computer and connected to the link, read the instructions and enrolled. Minutes later she called and told Ana and Ana also enrolled immediately.
They studied together and presented the final tests. Early in the process they felt some fear and concern, not knowing if they had the ability and time to meet the requirements, but with dedication and responsibility they met the challenge and achieved their purpose.
After completing the modules and successfully passing the test, these young girls from Pedasi feel able to do a professional job aboard a cruise ship, thanks to the virtual course of the UMIP.
The UMIP course already has more than 500 entries and is divided into five modules that seek to train participants in the proper performance aboard merchant vessels and in other maritime industry activities, such as aboard tugs, in shipyards and ports.
The UMIP Virtual Platform will soon integrate its “ciberoffer” for an online course of English, similar to the ordinary seaman’s virtual course, which will also be free of charge.
Through the website www.umip.ac.pa / virtual, the information can be accessed anywhere in Panama or the rest of the world and participants only need to register as users, and can interact at all times to find the tools for implementing their respective needs.
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