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Norwegian Training Center Directors change guard at UCLM

Turn over ceremonies of incoming and outgoing managing directors of Norwegian Training Center-Manila (NTCM) was held yesterday July 17, 2012 at the University of Cebu Lapulapu & Mandaue (UCLM) quadrangle. Capt. Stein Eriksen, Outgoing Managing Director of the Norwegian Training Center turned over his office to Capt. Erik Blom, Incoming Managing Director.
The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association serves more than 160 companies in the field of Norwegian shipping and offshore contractor activities. Its members employ more than 55,000 seafarers and offshore workers from more than 50 different nations. The NSA Philippines Cadet Program of the Association of Shipowners’ Training and Education Project (ASO-ATEP) aims to improve the maritime education in the Philippines.
Of the total population of seafarers worldwide, thirty-five to forty percent (35% – 40%) are Filipinos. These maritime workers contribute roughly thirty-nine (39%) percent to the economy. UCLM has its 20th batch of cadets this year, with an average of 300 cadets per batch.
UC President Atty. Augusto Go said, “If this trend continues, Philippine seafarers will comprise fifty percent (50%) of the total worldwide population of seafarers.”
UC is the only school in the Philippines with numerous foreign scholarships. Aside from the NSA, other foreign scholarships include the Marlowe Study Now Pay Later Plan, Brize, IMEC, Blue Eastern, MIC. Atty. Go stressed, “Even the financially challenged can become millionaires.”

April May Tudtud-Ramos
No. 17 Borgonia St. Mabolo Cebu City
Tel. Nos. 412-8000, Mobile 0917-622-8118

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  1. Good evening! I just want to ask on how to apply on your scholarship? my son wants to take maritime courses but i can't afford for the expences. This is emalyn looking forward for your reply.. thank you and more power