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NYK-TDG Maritime Academy Approved by Japan?s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

September 6, 2011

The scene of a lecture in the NTMA

The NYK-TDG Maritime Academy (NTMA) is one of the first three maritime academies to have been recognized by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) under a new certification program for graduates of overseas maritime academies. The NTMA is jointly run by NYK and business partner Transnational Diversified Group (TDG).*

The new certification program allows students graduating from MLIT-approved academies overseas to work on board Japan-flagged vessels as officers —  the positions of officer, engineer, captain, and chief engineer — without having to take the previously required examinations. In addition to NTMA, MLIT approved the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) and the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP).
During the approval process, MLIT examined NTMA’s curriculum to confirm that the content of the courses adequately prepares students to operate vessels and engines in accordance with the requirements of the seaman’s certificate of competency. The first 116 students enrolled at this four-year academy will receive certification upon their graduation on September 16, the first graduating class of NTMA.
NYK continues to focus on developing exceptional human resources to lead the group through its future endeavors.
///Outline of NYK-TDG Maritime Academy (NTMA)///
Established: June 3, 2007
Size: 120 students per academic year (60 specializing in marine navigation and 60                        specializing in marine engineering); 30 instructors (including part-time instructors)
Location: Calamba City in the suburbs of Manila
Curriculum: Four years (three years of academic lessons and one year of onboard training)
Mission: To provide higher education to foster global seafarers, focusing on building an individual’s sense of humanity and the acquisition of practical maritime technologies.
*Transnational Diversified Group (TDG)
A business group established by Chairman J. Roberto C. Delgado. Business activities include acting as a vessel agent, supplying seafarers, and providing maritime education, aviation services, and logistics. TDG and NYK have maintained a cooperative relationship since the establishment of TDG in 1976.
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