11 VMA students get scholarship grants

VMA Global College and Training Centers, Inc. consistently gears its direction to provide opportunities and quality education for the less privileged yet deserving young people through the Maritime Scholarship program.

This was stressed out by Dr. Elizabeth Orola Salabas during the memorandum of agreement (MOA) signing of Provincial Government Office, VMA Global College and Training Centers, Inc., and the Manning companies to grant scholarship for the maritime students on June 13, 2019 at the Negros Occidental Provincial Office.

Eleven registered mechanical engineers who bridged to Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering were given scholarship grants by the Province of Negros Occidental represented by Governor Alfredo Marañon, and the governor-elect Eugenio “Bong” Lacson with the president of VMA, Dr. Elizabeth Orola Salabas and the representatives of Maritime Manning Companies – Engr. Tomas Orola of Orophil Shipping International Co., Capt. Ronnie Tagat of Leonis Navigation Co. Inc., Mr. Reymar Paul Roxas of Phoenix Maritime Corp., C/E Peter Fadul of Veritas Maritime Corporation.

These 11 students were already holders of the five-year Mechanical Engineering credentials and will pursue the six months BSMARE under the bridging program of CHED and Marina.

Under the MOA, the provincial government obliges to cover the tuition and other school fees of the students, while, the maritime schools will provide education and training to the scholars.

The Manning companies will handle the onboard cadetship training on their vessels, and eventually hire them after graduation.

Through the scholarship, Salabas believed that the school, through its VMA Training Center has as well augmented and strengthened its Study Now Pay Later Program with the help of Maritime Manning agencies and the Province of Negros Occidental and hoped to produce a globally competitive maritime graduates.

The MOA signing was also joined by the sponsoring cadets with their parents. (PR)


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