Singapore – The Active Communications International (ACI) in this city-state has organized the 18th Maritime HR and Crew Management Conferene on March 9 and 10, 2016.
Mariners Training Center Institute (MTCI) President and Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF)-Legazpi Executive Vice President Merle Jimenez-San Pedro represented the Mariners System in this event and was the only Filipino invited to grace the occasion. She likewise was designated conference chair on Day 1.
One of the highlights of this event was the paper presentation on the subjet - WOMEN: The Untapped Human Resource in Seafaring, Key Factors in Attracting and Retaining Women Seafarers.
“As panelist for the topic on Women, my presentation used results of the survey conducted among our women maritime officers/seafarers from Mariners whom we have traced and made contact with in Manila”, said Ms. San Pedro.
The conference has been considered as a good opportunity for networking with other international maritime counterparts.
“A future visit at the Singapore Maritime University to meet colleagues in Maritime Education and Training (MET) could be scheduled for possible research collaboration”, Madame San Pedro stated.
The Mariners System will continue to value the role women play in the maritime industry.