Approved by Norwegian Maritime Authority, NTC has designed the Electro-Technical Officer Cadet Structured Training Program to address the growing demands for competent ETOs onboard. The program enable the ETO candidates the desirable expertise of handling the complexity of electrical equipment of the vessel and to ensure its continuous operational efficiency and maintenance.
The conduct of this program is through a comprehensive and systematic institutional structured training and sea service experience to enable qualified candidates to comply with the competences for ETO specified in the Section A-III/6 of the STCW Code, and consequently enable them to obtain Certificate of Competency (COC) as Electro-Technical Officers in compliance with the requirements of Regulation III/6 of STCW ’78 Convention, as amended, from NMA.
NTC has designed the Electro-Technical Rating Cadet Structured Training Program approved by Norwegian Maritime Authority to prescribe the procedures and ensure full compliance with the requirements of STCW Chapter III, Regulation III/7 for mandatory minimum requirements for assessment and certification of electro-technical ratings serving on a sea going ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more.
NSA Philippines Cadet Program
The Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NSA) Philippines Cadet Program is an unrivalled program of the Association of Shipowners' Training and Education Project (ASO-ATEP), with the objective of developing the next generation of Filipino maritime professionals through scholarship grants and best maritime education. It is a fully sponsored scholarship program for selected young and qualified Filipinos managed by NTC-M.
In search of the top caliber cadets, NTC-M has partnered with selected maritime institutions, namely: Philippine Merchant Marine Academy; John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation-Bacolod; DMMA College of Southern Philippines; and University of Cebu-Lapu Lapu and Mandaue. The program covers the three (3) mandatory academic years, plus twelve-month sea time, leading to the Bachelor Degrees in Marine Transportation and Marine Engineering.
To date, more than 4,600 young Filipinos have received the scholarship and are now serving on board international vessels as marine officers.