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THE UNICOL ADVANTAGE

ASSURED MANPOWER RESOURCE

Unicol's strongest feature is its training of Cadets in Groupseamen from their first year through their fourth year in its own higher learning and training institutions, the Cristal e-College and the Zamboanga del Sur Maritime Institute of Technology.

"SECOND-NATURE" LOYALTY

Unicol's seamen are students and graduates from its own schools, and therefore are more disciplined, well-trained and loyal to their alma mater, their employer: Unicol, and most importantly to the principal to whom they will be assigned. Other "manning agencies" only supply seamen who have graduated from other colleges, and are therefore mere "agents". The manpower and seamen provided by Unicol are treated as their own family and fellow Seafarers. Unicol Management Services, Inc., has a pool of diligent, physically and mentally fit, competent, experienced, and hardworking seafarers to operate any type of vessel. Their strict training and discipline are the foundation of productivity in world-class ship-management. They posses STCW '95 Certificates as mandated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Labor Organization (ILO). The employment performance of the Filipino seaman is kept within the framework of the CODE OF DISCIPLINE FOR OVERSEAS WORKERS which is closely monitored by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) under the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

CUTTING-EDGE FACILITIES AND TRAINING

Unicol's two facilities are both strong Deck Watchtraining grounds for Unicol's seamen: CristalEngine Cadets e-College located in Panglao Island, Bohol Province, and the Zamboanga del Sur maritime Institute of Technology located in Pagadian City in the Zamboanga Province.

The Cristal e-College campus has taken roots in one of the most beautiful resorts of the country-Cristale College-Panglao Island--which has famed crystal-blue waters, white-sand beaches, and one of the most adventurous diving sites in the Philippines with an abundance of sharks, manta-rays, dolphins, turtles and other exotic marine life. This island and region is one of the top tourist destinations of the Philippines.

The Zamboanga del Sur Maritime Institute of Technology is in Pagadian City in theZSMIT Campus Zamboanga Province which is known fro its culturally-rich traditions and beautiful island resorts and beaches. It is also hailed as the "Little Hong-kong of the South", a first-class capital city and the regional center of the Zamboanga Peninsula.

Unicol's Institutions of Training are all located in deeply traditional and historical seaside regions in the Philippines, thus its maritime students and graduate seamen come from along bloodline of strong and hardworking Seafarers in the Philippines.

PROGRAMMES

Unicol's own Cristal e-College and Zamboanga del Sur maritime Institute of Technology, are both equipped with modern facilities which include up-to-date equipment, training modules, and highly-experienced instructors. The seafarers trained and educated at these institutions are groomed to work directly for Unicol's international clients, and are instilled with the values of industriousness and loyalty to their principal Clients. These educational maritime institutions have responded to the Philippine government's call for modernization and continuous upgrading of the skills of Filipino seafarers to make the adept at any type of ocean-faring vessel worldwide.

CADET TRAINING PROGRAM

  1. Deck Cadet on navigation Training;
  2. Deck cadet on Sea training;
  3. Engine cadet on Actual Engine Training; and
  4. Engine cadet on Engine Monitoring.

ACTUAL SOLAS TRAINING

  1. Elementary First Aid;
  2. Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting;
  3. Personal Survival Techniques; and
  4. Personal Safety and Social Responsibility.

THE PHILIPPINE ADVANTAGE

The archipelagic nature of the Philippines which is composed of 7107 islands and the rich history of sea-powered colonization by various cultures of the world has contributed to the Filipino's adaptability and capability to assimilate, communicate and effectively respond to the demanding tasks of seafaring around the world. This is manifested by the upward trend of the number of Filipino Seafarers hired in world shipping.

The Philippine government, in fulfilling its commitment to uphold and maintain high standards of maritime resource, joins efforts with the private sector to implement continuous upgrading skills of Filipino seamen, not only to comply with the provision of IMO requiring continuous Seafarer Training, Certification and Watch-Keeping (STCW '95) but more importantly to keep abreast with modern trends in maritime technology.

A SUCCESS STORY

Presently in the field of crew services, the Philippines ranks among the best in the business of supplying highly-trained officers and crew onboard foreign ocean-faring ships worldwide.