Empowering Women: Midway Colleges Outreach Program at Tahanan ni…

In the heart of Mampulog, Bitas, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, amidst the whispers of rustling leaves and the gentle hum of nature, lies Tahanan ni Maria, a sanctuary for the innocent souls who have endured the harsh realities of life far too soon. Here, where the laughter of children should resonate, echoes the pain of the past, for Tahanan ni Maria has been a shelter for those children who have long fought their battles and survived.  

However, for those who are left in the shadow, Tahanan ni Maria will remain and always be painted as a lonesome place filled with individuals with dark and heartbreaking stories. Only those who allow themselves to be lost in the canvas will truly see that behind its wall and narrow entrance, hid not only a shelter but a home for brave and kind souls. Lucky enough, Midway Colleges Inc. (MCI) is one of the few privileged who has witnessed its beauty despite the thorns surrounding it.  

Entrance of Midway Colleges Employees  

Spearheaded by a dedicated team of volunteers, Midway Colleges organized an outreach program in Tahanan ni Maria not only to give them a spark of joy but also to instill a sense of pride to the young women of Maria. Aligned with the Women’s Month celebration, the program specifically aimed at empowering young girls who despite facing adversities stood resilient. 

Hosted by Mr. Alejandro De Leon and Ms. Marites Rosendo, the outreach program kicked off with an inspirational talk from the Academic Director, Dr. Richard L. Oandasan, whose words transcended mere speeches, reaching deep into the heart of the children. Through a heartfelt rendition of a song “Pananagutan” which conveys a message that “walang sinuman ang nabubuhay para sa sarili lamang” (no one lives for oneself alone), the director instilled in them the essence of communal living and the power of extending a helping hand.  

Breaking the barriers 

Following the talk, the atmosphere shifted to one of exuberance as the hosts led the children into a fun-filled dance. Energized by the upbeat music, the children, although hesitant at first, danced freely, with their laughers filling the air. The promise of prizes for outstanding performances added an extra layer of excitement, which motivated the children to showcase their dance skills and best moves.  

The dance activity allowed the volunteers to penetrate and break through the walls built by the children. This has founded an immediate connection between the two parties. As the dance progressed, it became evident that the children were not only enjoying themselves but also letting their guards down, opening them to the volunteers in ways previously unseen. Their laughter became more genuine, their movements more relaxed, and their interactions more spontaneous.  

Purgation of the emotions 

Yet, amidst the revelry, there was a poignant moment of reflection as the children engaged in an art session led by Ms. Miles O. Yee. From the beginning, it is evident how these children tried to conceal and repress their feelings. It is as if the walls the volunteers were able to crack was once again covered with patches. But as they delved into the art-making process, their pent-up emotions uncontrollably spilled onto the canvas, each stroke and color reflecting their inner turmoil and joys.  

One remarkable scene in this session was when one of the children drew a family portrait. The picture itself screams for her thirst for the warmth that a family provides. Notably, some of them also drew a picture with their friends. Whereas, despite not being related, they gave them the warmth of a family they all longed for. They found comfort, love, and security with the people they may not share the same blood with but share the same experience which served as a strong bond that links them to one another.  

Engaging young women of Maria to self-care 

After the heartfelt session, Ms. Lyca Mercado, an assistant gym instructor at MCI, led an engaging talk about taking care of one’s body in various aspects: physical, mental, and emotional. She also emphasized the importance of maintaining good posture for spinal health and overall well-being where she also encouraged the children to do some basic stretching exercises to improve posture and relieve muscle tension. Through her talk, she aspired that these children would learn how to take care of themselves as much as they take care of the things that are important for them. This generally highlights self-care and self-love which would help them improve their overall well-being.

The outreach program ended with a small feast, gift-giving, and courtesy of gratitude. Yet, despite the conclusion, the impact that these children left with the volunteers in just a single event will resonate beyond its duration. Their story will serve as a flame for the institution to redirect its purpose and aspire to reach more communities to empower.  

DRIVEN TO LEARN FROM THE MASTERS: THE PTC MASTERCLASS…

DRIVEN Community welcome the Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc. (PTC) Masterclass Program to Midway Colleges, Inc. on February 8, 2024. This program is a unique opportunity for our students and faculty to learn from the experts and leaders of one of the leading crew management companies in the Philippines and the world.  

PTC is a global maritime professional company that provides a wide range of services, such as ship management, crew management, education and training, logistics, outsourcing solutions, and more. PTC has been in the industry for over 40 years, deploying over 35,000 Filipino seafarers onboard 700 vessels for 90 principals. PTC is also committed to social responsibility, environmental stewardship, and lifelong learning.  

The PTC Masterclass Program is a series of lectures, workshops, and simulations that aim to enhance the knowledge, skills, and competencies of our maritime students and faculty. The program will cover topics such as maritime safety, security, operations, leadership, innovation, and career development. The program will also showcase the latest technologies and best practices in the maritime industry.  

We are honored to have the following PTC team members as our guest speakers and facilitators for the program:  

Benjie Bautista, PTC Talent Acquisition Manager. He is responsible for the recruitment, selection, and placement of qualified and competent seafarers for PTC’s principals. He has over 20 years of experience in the maritime and human resources fields.  

Capt. Florencio Jampil, Business Development for Crewing and Shipmanagement. He oversees developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with existing and potential clients and the crewing and ship management operations of PTC. He is a seasoned master mariner with over 30 years of sea and shore experience.  

Capt. Ronald SJ Enrile, Senior Vice President for PTC Shipmanagement and Head of PTC Talent Acquisition Group. He is the top executive of PTC’s ship management division, which provides safe, secure, and efficient shipping solutions to its principals. He is also the head of PTC’s talent acquisition group, which encompasses the crew management, education and training, and outsourcing solutions of PTC. He is a distinguished master mariner with over 40 years of sea and shore experience.  

We are grateful to PTC for choosing Midway Colleges, Inc. as their partner institution for this program. We look forward to a fruitful and enjoyable learning experience with the PTC Masterclass Program. We hope that this program will inspire our students and faculty to pursue their maritime careers with excellence, passion, and integrity. We also hope that this program will strengthen the collaboration and friendship between Midway Colleges, Inc. and PTC, as well as contribute to the advancement of the maritime industry in the Philippines and the world.  

Welcome to Midway Colleges, Inc., the home of the DRIVEN!  

Paskuhan 2023

Midway Paskuhan 2023: A Christmas Celebration” holds profound significance within the Midway community, acting as a unifying force that extends beyond the realms of entertainment. This annual event serves as a cornerstone in fostering a sense of belonging, pride, and shared identity among students, faculty, and parents alike.

The Christmas concert provides a platform of our diverse student body to come together and showcase their cultural richness. It also fostered camaraderie and community engagement.

In essence, “Midway Paskuhan 2023: A Christmas Celebration” is more than a mere concert; it is a tapestry woven with threads of cultural diversity, artistic expression, community engagement, values reinforcement, and cherished memories. It stands as a testament to the vibrant spirit that defines the Midway “DRIVEN’ community and contributes significantly to the overall educational experience provided by our institution.

Against the backdrop of our school’s iconic field, transformed into a small Christmas town filled with food and beverage stalls, the concert venue provided the perfect setting for the festive occasion. The open-air ambiance allowed the music to resonate freely, enveloping the audience in the coldness of the season.

Midway Paskuhan 2023 featured captivating performances by the Nirvanda band, ranging from lively renditions of OPM and foreign music. The concert program was carefully curated to evoke the spirit of Christmas, featuring timeless music, and modern classics. Highlights included a water party sponsored by the BFP.

The event exuded the festive ambiance of a traditional Filipino Christmas party, complete with a food bazaar encircling the field. The vibrant atmosphere was further heightened by a lively water party, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to the attendees’ overall experience. The event was smoothly executed without any challenges.

In conclusion, Midway Paskuhan 2023 was a magical celebration set against the enchanting backdrop of our school’s iconic field transformed into a charming Christmas town. The talented performances by Nirvanda band, the thoughtfully curated program with timeless and modern classics, and the lively atmosphere, enhanced by the water party sponsored by the BFP, collectively created an unforgettable experience. The event successfully captured the essence of a traditional Filipino Christmas party, fostering joy and warmth in the hearts of all who attended.

MIDWAY MAGPASIKAT 2023

Magpasikat 2023, held at the Midway Open Grounds, proved to be a spectacular event, showcasing the incredible talents and creativity of the five participating departments. The atmosphere at Midway Colleges was filled with excitement and anticipation as students from various departments came together to compete in singing, dancing, acting, and the highly anticipated Bench Cheering competition.

The event kicked off with an energetic opening ceremony, setting the stage for an unforgettable day of performances. Five departments, each with their unique flair and creativity, brought their A-game to the Magpasikat 2023 stage. The participating departments included Marine Transportation Department, Marine Engineering Department, College of Business, High School Department and Cruise Ship Hotel and Restaurant Services. The diverse talents on display promised a thrilling competition for the coveted Magpasikat 2023 title. 

The singing category saw mesmerizing vocal performances from each department, with students showcasing their musical prowess. From soulful ballads to energetic pop numbers, the stage came alive with a variety of musical genres. The dance performances were a feast for the eyes, as students choreographed and executed intricate routines. The dance floor pulsated with energy, and the audience was treated to a visual spectacle that left everyone in awe. The acting category added a dramatic touch to the competition, as students took on various roles and delivered compelling performances. The storytelling through acting captivated the audience and demonstrated the impressive acting skills within the student body. 

The Bench Cheering competition was a highlight of the event, showcasing the unity and spirit of each department. The creative cheers and synchronized movements brought an infectious energy to the crowd, making it a close and exciting competition. After a day filled with outstanding performances, the moment of truth arrived. The CSHRS (Cruise Ship Hotel and Restaurant Services) department emerged as the overall winner of Magpasikat 2023. Their stellar performances in singing, dancing, acting, and the Bench Cheering competition demonstrated their well-rounded talents and cohesive teamwork. 

Magpasikat 2023 at Midway Colleges was a resounding success, bringing together students from different departments in a celebration of talent, creativity, and unity. The event showcased the vibrant and diverse talents within the student community, leaving a lasting impression on everyone who attended. Congratulations to the CSHRS department for their well-deserved victory, and kudos to all the participants for making Midway Magpasikat 2023 an unforgettable experience. 

MIDWAY PAILAW 2023

After the Halloween break, the much-anticipated Midway Pailaw took center stage. The Office of Student Affairs took charge of organizing this event, and with the assistance of DRIVEN students and employees, they successfully executed the elaborate preparations.

The theme for the Midway Pailaw 2023 was “Kantahan, Indakan sa Liwanag, at Aliwan Ngayong Pasko (KISLAP),” unlocking the creativity of each student to illuminate the surroundings.

Numerous days were dedicated to adorning the Midway Façade with giant Christmas lanterns, lights, and trees, creating a sparkling spectacle every night leading up to Christmas. The process of illuminating the Midway Façade and embellishing the pathways was enchanting and magical, filled with laughter as we completed the meticulous task—a fun and memorable experience to cherish.

Finally, November 24 arrived—the day of the Midway Pailaw. We marveled at the elaborate and fantastic human lanterns created by each department. It was surprising that, despite their demanding academic schedules, they managed to evoke a magical feeling as we paraded outside the campus, illuminating the pathway. The excitement of both students and employees was palpable as we progressed through the program. Witnessing their joy during this fun activity warmed our hearts, and we hope that the memories created will bring smiles to their faces whenever they reminisce about it.

A Journey Through Time and Joy: Our Christmas 4P’s…

In the heart of the holiday season, our workplace transformed into a festive haven, embracing the essence of Christmas with our unique theme: Christmas 4P’s – Remembering the past, embracing the present, and anticipating the future. Last year’s celebration was not just about decorations and festivities; it was a journey through time, tradition, and the magic of giving.

Our objective went beyond the surface-level celebration. It was about creating a tapestry of joy, weaving together the threads of PAGGUNITA (remembering the past), PAGKILALA (expressing cultural and religious traditions), PAGBIBIGAYAN (spreading happiness and practicing sharing/gift-giving), and PAGSASAMA-SAMA (promoting togetherness and fostering a sense of belonging).

Office Design Contest: “Blue and Ocean Hues: Endless Horizons”

Our offices underwent a transformation into serene landscapes of “Blue and Ocean Hues: Endless Horizons.” Pastel blues, teal, silver, and white converged to evoke the tranquil shores and infinite horizons of the sea. The design contest was not merely a competition; it was a collective effort to symbolize hope, new beginnings, and the anticipation of a brighter future.

Christmas TikTok Contest: “Cultural Christmas Tradition from Different Parts of the World”

Diving into the rich tapestry of global Christmas traditions, our TikTok Contest showcase the distinct customs, historical significance, and cultural heritage of diverse traditions. Each video was a window into a different part of the world, celebrating the uniqueness that made our global community so special.

Monito/Monita: A Magical Exchange

The tradition of Monito/Monita was more than a gift exchange; it was a magical journey of surprises and joy. Each person drew the name of their Secret Monito/Monita, setting the stage for a series of thoughtful gifts. From something nostalgic on December 11 to a practical gift on December 13 and a future-focused present on December 15, the joy of giving was celebrated through time.

Christmas Party: Healing our Inner Child

As we gathered on December 22, 2023, at the MCI Gym for our grand Christmas Party, the theme was set: “Healing our Inner Child: Wear your Cartoon Character.” It was a collective journey to look back on cherished memories, live in the present moment, and look forward to a brighter future. The invitation to wear favorite cartoon character attire was an invitation to reconnect with the joy and wonder of youth.

The excitement didn’t end with the celebration; our raffle prizes, generously sponsored by our partners and sponsors, added an extra layer of joy to our festivities. As we collectively embarked on this journey through time and joy, the spirit of Christmas wove us together into a tapestry of warmth, laughter, and shared memories. Here’s to a season of celebration, togetherness, and the magic that lay in remembering, embracing, and anticipating the joy that Christmas brought.

Midway Colleges Celebrates the Hour of Code: A Commitment…

Midway Colleges, in its commitment to providing transformative education, is hosting an exciting event, the Hour of Code, from December 5 to 11, 2023. This event is a testament to the school’s dedication to fostering a culture of innovation and technological literacy among its students. 

The event was inaugurated with an inspiring opening remark by the Admin Director, Mr. Jeffrey Boticario. He emphasized the significance of coding and computer science, not just in the field of IT but across various industry sectors. 

The event’s activities are facilitated by “The Association of Computer Technologies,” who are assisting students in participating in three main Hour of Code activities: AI for Ocean, Flappy Bird, and Outbreak Simulation. 

AI for Ocean 

The AI for Ocean activity is more than just an introduction to the concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It’s a gateway to understanding how future technology, like AI, can significantly enhance maritime operations, ensuring the safety and security of voyages. As future maritime professionals, students are shown how AI can aid in preserving our oceans, a critical aspect of global shipping routes. 

This activity serves as a practical demonstration of how coding can contribute to environmental conservation and maritime safety. It underscores the importance of the crew’s role in understanding the impact of their decisions, fostering critical thinking, and responsiveness. 

By engaging in this activity, students are not only learning about AI but also gaining insights into how their future roles in maritime operations can be transformed by technology. However, it also emphasizes that while technology can provide tools for safety and efficiency, the critical thinking and decision-making skills of the crew remain paramount. 

Flappy Bird 

The Flappy Bird activity is not just a game, but a creative platform that introduces students to the fascinating world of coding. It’s an interactive and enjoyable way to learn the basics of coding, demonstrating how even simple lines of code can bring a concept to life. 

While Flappy Bird may seem simple on the surface, it requires complex thinking and conceptualization. It’s a testament to how coding can transform a simple idea into an engaging and addictive game, highlighting the potential of coding in the entertainment industry. 

At Midway Colleges, we recognize the potential of our students to create their own games in the future. This activity serves as a steppingstone, inspiring them to explore the limitless possibilities of coding. It’s not just about playing a game; it’s about understanding the logic behind it, the creativity involved, and the potential to create something of their own. This is the transformative power of coding that we aim to instill in our students. 

Outbreak Simulation 

The Outbreak Simulation activity is more than just a coding exercise; it’s a vital learning tool that demonstrates how coding can help simulate and predict real-world scenarios, such as disease outbreaks. This activity underscores the role of computer science in healthcare and crisis management. 

In light of the recent pandemic, the importance of such simulations has been brought to the forefront. The ability to predict and mitigate outbreaks through data analysis and coding has proven to be a crucial aspect of global health strategies. 

This activity provides students with a hands-on experience of how coding can be used to analyze data, predict trends, and devise strategies to mitigate the impact of disease outbreaks. It’s a stark reminder of the lessons learned from the recent pandemic and the role that technology and coding can play in preventing future crises. 

By engaging in this activity, students are not only learning about the technical aspects of coding but also gaining insights into its practical applications in real-world scenarios. 

As part of the Hour of Code event, a special lecture was conducted by Mr. Franze Harvey Quinto for Senior High School students. This lecture was integrated into their Media and Information Literacy curriculum, marking the beginning of an innovative shift towards incorporating technology and digital literacy in the curriculum. 

Mr. Quinto highlighted the importance of AI and coding in the era of digitalization. He emphasized that these skills are not just optional extras, but essential tools for navigating the digital world. This aligns with the school’s previous implementation of Microsoft certification, further demonstrating Midway Colleges’ commitment to equipping students with relevant and up-to-date technological skills. 

This lecture signifies the start of a new chapter in Midway Colleges’ curriculum, one that embraces technology and innovation. It’s a step towards preparing students for a future where digital literacy is as fundamental as reading and writing. 

Participants who complete all activities will be recognized during the flag ceremony on December 11, 2023. By conducting this event, Midway Colleges is not only teaching students the technical skills of coding but also preparing them for the digital future, thus truly embodying the essence of transformative education. 

Midway Student Council Election 2023

The Midway Student Council Election 2023 was a significant event in the academic calendar, marking a new chapter in student leadership and representation.

Filing of Candidacy

The election process kicked off with the filing of candidacy from September 19 to 29. This period saw a number of enthusiastic students stepping forward to run for various positions in the Student Council. During the filing of candidacy, two parties were formed for the Student Council and two separate parties were formed for the Student Assembly. This formation of parties showcases the diversity of leadership styles and ideologies among the students, further enriching the democratic process within the institution. The formation of these parties also provided the student body with a range of options to choose from, ensuring a more representative and inclusive Student Council and Student Assembly.

Campaign Period

The campaign period ran from October 2 to 10. During this time, candidates had the opportunity to present their platforms and engage with the student body. It was a period filled with vibrant discussions, passionate speeches, and innovative campaign strategies. During the campaign period, the leaders had to quickly show their dedication and leadership potential to the students. They needed to make a strong impression early in the school year. They used their campaigns to show their commitment and potential to bring positive change. This period showed their readiness to lead and serve the student body.

Election Day

The Student Council Election took place on October 13. Students turned out in large numbers to cast their votes, demonstrating their active participation in the democratic process. 

Announcement of Elected Officers

The newly elected officers were announced on October 16. The following individuals will be serving in the Student Council:

  • Jerome J. Agustin as President
  • Aries M. Ojenar as Vice President
  • Winston A. Sabat as Secretary
  • Girly B. Guzman as Treasurer
  • Venice Daphne Paterno as Auditor
  • Yvan Angelie R. Tan as Business Manager
  • Ana Patricia R. Oriondo as Public Information Officer
  • Karl De Ruenda Himantog as BSMT Representative
  • Ladielyn R. Santos as BSME Representative
  • Zyrylle P. Purificacion as COB Representative
  • Edyson Cachuela as ITSD Representative

Student Assembly Leadership

In addition to the Student Council, the newly elected Student Assembly was also announced, led by Mr. King Jireh Flores as the Chancellor and Ms. Izabelle De Jesus as the Vice Chancellor.

A Challenge from the CEO

The CEO left a challenge to the new set of leaders, urging them to be good examples and role models not just in academics, but also in supporting the institution and the student body. This challenge serves as a reminder of the important role student leaders play in shaping the culture and direction of the institution.

The Midway Student Council Election 2023 was more than just an event; it was a testament to the democratic spirit of the institution and the commitment of its students to active participation and leadership.  The Midway Student Council Election 2023 demonstrated the democratic values and active engagement of the Midway Colleges community.      Student leadership at Midway Colleges takes various forms and levels. Each class elects a Class Commander to organize and represent its members. The NROTC has a COR Commander who instills discipline and leadership among its cadets. Different clubs and organizations, which enrich student life, have their own leaders as well. In the High School department, Clan Leaders promote a sense of belonging and camaraderie among students. These leadership opportunities allow students to hone their skills and make positive contributions to the community. The Midway Student Council, however, is the supreme student governing body at Midway Colleges. It serves as the voice of the student body and the main avenue for student involvement in institutional affairs. The council plays a vital role in shaping the student experience at Midway Colleges, ensuring that the students’ needs and interests are addressed.

Midway Colleges’ Organizational Development Conference 2023

The Midway Colleges’ Organizational Development Conference, held from August 30 to September 1, 2023, in Santiago, Sta. Ana, Pampanga, was a resounding success. The event was filled with engaging activities and insightful programs aimed at fostering unity and promoting institutional development.

Day One: Building Bonds and Launching Objectives

The conference kicked off with a series of fun activities designed to strengthen the bond among all employees. This was followed by the launch of the Institutional Objectives, anchored with the institutional Goal “ANGAT”.

A highlight of the day was the “PUSH THE BUTTON” activity, which symbolized each employee’s participation in the various programs. The following programs were introduced:

  1. ENHANCE (Enhancing a Holistic, Adaptive, and Nurturing Curriculum Experience) – This program aims to improve the curriculum by making it more comprehensive, adaptable, and nurturing for students. It focuses on holistic development, ensuring that all aspects of learning are covered.
  2. PULSO (Performance Upgrade Look-Out Systematization of Offices) – PULSO is designed to enhance the performance of various offices within the institution. It involves systematic monitoring and upgrading of office operations to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.
  3. CICAP (Comprehensive Internalization, Certification, and Accreditation Program) – CICAP is a program that focuses on the internalization, certification, and accreditation of the institution. It ensures that the institution meets the required standards and is recognized for its quality education.
  4. DRiVEN Tayo – This program is centered around collective achievement of our institutional goals. Guided by our core values, it cultivates a culture of collaboration and shared responsibility, enabling everyone to contribute effectively towards our vision.
  5. Competency Framework – This is a structure that sets out and defines each individual competency (such as skills, knowledge, abilities) required by employees within the institution.
  6. BAHAY (Building Advancement of Holistic Facility that support Academic Yielding Conducive Learning Environment) Campus Development Portfolio 2028 – BAHAY is a program aimed at developing the campus facilities to support a conducive learning environment. It focuses on holistic facility advancement that yields academic success.
  7. Digitalization, Automation, Computerization Program – This program is about integrating digital technology into all areas of the institution, fundamentally changing how the institution operates and delivers value to its stakeholders.
  8. Program STELA (Student-employee Extension and Learning Application) – STELA is a program that extends learning opportunities to both students and employees. It provides a platform for continuous learning and development.
  9. RACE (Research And Community Extensions) – RACE is a program that promotes research and community extension activities. It encourages employees and students to engage in research and contribute to the community.
  10. MIDWAY DAPAT – This program reflects our commitment to our mission and vision. It reminds us of our aspirations and standards. Our brand statement, “Be DRIVEN. Be Transformed,” encapsulates this commitment.

Day Two: Team Building

The second day of the conference was indeed a day dedicated to team building. The activities were meticulously planned and executed, focusing on fostering collaboration and enhancing teamwork among employees. These activities not only enhanced the team’s collaboration skills but also created a stronger bond among the employees, setting the stage for a more harmonious and productive work environment.

 The team-building activities were divided into three parts: 

  1. Self-discovery and Understanding Others: The first part of the team-building exercise was about self-discovery and understanding others. This activity was designed to help employees understand their own strengths and weaknesses, as well as those of their colleagues. It was an opportunity for everyone to learn more about themselves and the people they work with. 
  2. Identifying Team Strengths and Weaknesses: The second part of the team-building exercise focused on identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the team as a whole. This activity was crucial in helping the team understand where they excel and where they need to improve. 
  3. Working Through Difficulties with Enjoyment: The third part of the team-building exercise was about working through difficulties with enjoyment. This activity was designed to teach employees how to handle challenges in a positive and enjoyable manner. It emphasized the importance of maintaining a positive attitude even in the face of difficulties.

Day Three: Rekindling Commitment

The final day of the conference focused on rekindling commitment and reigniting passion among the employees. This included the reading of the CREDO Statement and the Signing of the Commitment Board, symbolizing each employee’s dedication to the institution and its objectives.

The Midway Colleges’ Organizational Development Conference 2023 was more than just an event; it was a testament to the institution’s commitment to continuous growth and development. It served as a platform for employees to connect, learn, and contribute towards the realization of the institutional goal “ANGAT”.

Seatrade Maritime: Crew Connect Global

We are proud to announce that our own MR. SABINO CZAR C. MANGLICMOT II of Midway Colleges, Inc. participated in “The Round Table” at Seatrade Maritime Crew Connect Global 2023.

He represented our institution on a global platform and shared his insights on innovation, psychological support, disaster readiness, medical assistance, and academic requirements in maritime education. His contribution was invaluable for the global maritime discourse. The Round Table, an event associated with the Seatrade Maritime Club, was moderated by Raal Harris, Chief Creative Officer at Ocean Technologies Group, and inaugurated by Marcus Hand, the editor of Seatrade Maritime News1.

It brought together over 20 high-profile participants from various sectors of the maritime industry, including ship-owning, ship management, and industry governing bodies2. This Round Table is the latest in a series of successful discussions held at different locations around the world.

Established in 1999, Seatrade Maritime’s CrewConnect Global is a pivotal platform for the maritime industry to focus on its most crucial asset – its people3. It is a must-attend event for professionals involved in various aspects of crewing, such as manning, recruitment, onboard management, welfare, training, and administration4. It offers a comprehensive industry-led conference agenda, a diverse supplier Expo, and the highly anticipated CrewConnect Global Awards5. It keeps pace with the latest industry developments and serves the global crewing community.