NYK-TDG Maritime Academy Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary
On July 6, 2007, NYK established the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy (NTMA) in the Philippines. The academy produces high-quality seafarers by providing them with a unique core curriculum and valuable onboard training. Over 700 cadets have graduated since the academy opened 10 years ago, and these seafarers are starting to rise to senior positions on NYK vessels.
In July 2017, NTMA, which is located in the suburbs of Manila and jointly run by NYK and the Transnational Diversified Group (TDG), held a ceremony to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its establishment.
The ceremony was attended by about 2,200 guests including Rolando A. Guevara Alvarado, Panama's ambassador to the Philippines; J. Roberto C. Delgado, TDG chairman; Koji Miyahara, former NYK chairman and president, and current board counselor; and students and graduates of the academy.
Mr. Delgado spoke about the history of NTMA and its long relationship with NYK, emphasizing the importance of an education that corresponds to changes in world affairs and the maritime industry. Miyahara expressed his gratitude for the firm support extended to NTMA by related parties over the past 10 years, and emphasized to the cadets that stewardship, community engagement, and the shared NYK Group Values of integrity, innovation, and intensity (3I's)* will continue to provide them with inner fortitude whenever the maritime industry faces challenges. By 2020, the number of academy graduates is estimated to reach about 1,300.
- *The outlook and approach needed to achieve the NYK Group mission statement.
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