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LAND-BASED PROGRAMS

Pre-Embarkation Orientation Training Program (In-House Program)

This seminar provides information regarding local and international laws in the shipping industry related to company policies and contract of employment. It includes interpersonal relationship module which equips the trainees with customer service for internal and external customers. It also gives background on cultural diversities of the different nationalities onboard a vessel.

Servsafe Food Safety & Sanitation (In-House Program)

The program provides knowledge, skills and abilities needed to understand all the food safety risks needed by food handlers.

ONLINE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS (American Hospitality Academy)

Hospitality Professional Certificate (HPC)

The Hospitality Professional Certificate (HPC) consists of a series of fifteen self-paced online seminars that have been created for students and hospitality professionals. No matter what your level of education or extent of your work experience, there is always more you can learn and strive for, that will benefit your professional career. AHA's hospitality professional seminars emphasize the development of both personal and professional leadership traits needed to be successful in the hospitality industry, regardless of your position.

Hospitality Supervisor Certificate (HSC)

A great supervisor needs "hard" skills to improve systems and "soft' skills" to improve people. The HSC course teaches both. In order to succeed in a high performance workplace, a great supervisor needs to develop both these skills to help maintain and lead a winning team. The Hospitality Supervisor Certificate consists of nine self-paced online seminars that have been created for both students and current hospitality employees.

Managing Diversity in Multi-Cultural Workplace (MDC)

The Managing Diversity in the Workplace Certificate (MDC) was developed for current and future professionals who want to move up the ladder, or are looking for that first management position.

The MDC is offered totally online, enabling 24/7 access from anywhere in the world. The 15-session course is facilitated by American Hospitality Academy's international faculty.

VESSEL-BASED PROGRAMS

Apprenticeship by Experience (ApEx) Shipboard Familiarization Programs

The Shipboard Familiarization Program allows the students to experience the actual work onboard a vessel. This program runs in different durations. Longer hours mean longer exposure to the different service areas of hospitality, with duration as follows:

  • ½ day
  • 3 days
  • 4 days
  • 5 days
  • 6 days
  • 7 days
  • 8 days
  • 9 days

Internship/Practicum Programs

Internship of accredited domestic shipping company allows students to gain the practical experience under the close supervision of a professional onboard vessel and on shore. They shall be given the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in real-life situations. These hands on experience shall provide the students the information they can use in decision making with regard to their career path after graduation.

  • Practicum for Cruise Line Management Majors
  • Practicum for Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Practicum for Bachelor of Science in Home Economics

Apprenticeship Programs

Apprenticeship Programs are our commitment to help build successful careers for seafarersonboard passenger and cargo vessels. Hospitality industry students can actual work exposure to the different service areas onboard the vessel. Programs include:

  • Two (2) months Apprenticeship for Hotel Restaurant Services

SAFETY PROGRAMS

Crowd Management (Marina Accredited Program)

This course aims to meet the mandatory minimum requirements for the training of masters, officers, ratings and other personnel on Ro-Ro passenger ships and on passenger ships other than Ro-Ro passenger ships in Regulations V/2, pa. 4, 5 and 6 and Regulation V/13, Para 4, 5 and 6 and specified in the STCW Code Sections A-V/2 and A-V/3, Para 1, 2 and 3.

Crisis Management (Marina Accredited Program)

This course is suitable for masters, chief officers, chief engineer officers, second engineer officers and any person having responsibility for the safety of passengers in an emergency. Suited for those who have specific responsibilities on board vessels detailed in Section A-V/2 and Section A-V/3 pa: 4 and 5 must undertake this training.

The course covers emergency plans and procedures, the identification of stress, communication, and control methods for situations involving passengers and crewmembers.

Crowd and Crisis Management (Marina Accredited Program)

This course is part of the memorandum program of Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) requiring recurrence training of Crowd and Crisis Management and Human Behavior on Passenger and Ro-Ro Passenger Ships pursuant to Presidential Decree 474, Section 13 – Paragraph C and as supplement to DOTC department order 2001-49 dated June 13, 2001. MARINA Memo Circular Nos. 171 and 173 hereby prescribes that all Officers, ratings and crew, other personnel employed or to be employed onboard domestic ro-ro passenger, cargo passenger ships, high speed crafts, freighters are required to take this course.

Ratings Forming Part of Navigational Watch (Marina Accredited Program)

This course is based on the requirements of Regulation II/4 of Chapter II, Chapter II, Section A-II, Table A-II/4 and Chapter II, Section B-II/4, STCW-78 as amended in 1995 mandatory requirements of Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch, navigational functions at the support level.

On successful completion of the course and assessment / examination, trainee should be able to demonstrate competence in performing the navigational function at the support level as specified in columns 1 and 2 of Table A-II/4 of the STCW Code. In addition, to encourage safety consciousness, trainees will have acquired working knowledge, understanding and proficiency as well as the demonstration of competence in watchkeeping, protection of the marine environment and safety of life at sea.

5. Ratings Forming Part of Engineering Watch (Marina Accredited Program)

This course covers the training recommended in Chapter III, Regulation III/4, Chapter III, Section A- III/4 and Chapter III, Section B-III/4 STCW-78 Convention as amended in 1995. A trainee who successfully complete this course this course will be able to perform the duties, responsibilities and competency of a rating forming part of an engineering watch.

Safe Navigation and Collision Regulation (Marina Accredited Program)

This training course is in fulfillment of the mandatory recurrence training required for Masters and Mates on board domestic vessels pursuant to Department Order No. 2001-49 dated June 13, 2001. The training also complies with the Philippine Merchant Marine Rules and Regulation (PMMRR) and the Regulations relating to Prevention of Collisions (COLREGS) and the Routing measures adopted by the Organizations.

International Safety Management (ISM) for Officers and/or Ratings (In-House Program)

The course emphasizes the significance of existing international safety regulations and instruments as an important means in preventing maritime human and environmental disasters at sea. It includes sections on the application of the Safety and Environmental Policy of shipping companies.

MARITIME POLLUTION PROGRAMS

Marpol I-VI Consolidated (Marina Accredited Program)

This course covers the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, widely known as the MARPOL Convention. Its technical content is laid out in six Annexes, the first five of were adopted by the 1973 Convention and a 1978 Protocol. It includes pollution of the sea by oil, by noxious liquid substances in bulk, by harmful substances carried by sea in package form, by sewage from ships and by garbage from ships. Annex VI is adopted by a further Protocol in 1997, which covers air pollution from ships.

This consolidated course is one of the most important international agreements on the subject of marine pollution and it requires forty - instructional hours to complete which includes seven (7) subject matters.

MARITIME SECURITY PROGRAMS

Ship Security Officer Course (Marina Accredited Program)

This model course aims to provide knowledge to those who may be designated Ship Security Officer as defined in sections A/2.1.6 and A/12.2 of the ISPS code, and in particular the duties and responsibilities with the respect to the security of a ship to implement and maintain a ship security plan and liaise with the Company Security Officer (CSO) and with Port Facility Security Officers (PFSO).

Security Awareness Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (Marina Accredited Program)

The training course will provide the participants the required standard of competence to contribute to the enhancement of maritime security through heightened awareness, recognition of security threats and how to respond appropriately, enabling them to undertake their assigned duties under the Ship Security Plan (SSP).

Ship Security Awareness Program (In-House Program)

This is a one-day program required for all Ratings in compliance with MARINA Circular no. 185, SOLAS Chapter XI-2, and in the section imposed in the ISPS code to support the officers acquiring Ship Security Officers’ Course.

VESSEL-BASED PROGRAMS

Maritime by Exposure (MAREX) Shipboard Familiarization Program

The seven-day (7) Navigational Trip Programallows maritime students to experience the actual work onboard a vessel. This also includes lecture and hands-on training on Deck and Engine Watch.

  • ½ day
  • 3 days
  • 4 days
  • 5 days
  • 6 days
  • 7 days
  • 8 days
  • 9 days

Apprenticeship Programs

Apprenticeship Programs are our commitment to help build successful careers for seafarersonboard passenger and cargo vessels. Maritime students can actual work exposure to the different service areas onboard the vessel. Programs include:

  • One (1) year Apprenticeship for Deck and Engine
  • Two (2) months Apprenticeship for Deck and Engine

About Us

Oceanlink Institute (OI) has been created to produce, through training, the best sea-based and land-based professionals for domestic and international employment in the maritime, hospitality, and culinary arts industries.

The company aims to prepare current and upcoming seafarers and hoteliers by providing them with quality training and education.

OI offers programs required for domestic and international employment onboard vessels which are accredited by the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA). The company also provides training programs to enhance the service skills and technical knowhow of Hotel and Restaurant Service practitioners.

Students who want to work onboard international and domestic vessels after graduation can take advantage of programs that link schools to the real world of work of seafarers. OI offers programs that use vessels of our accredited international and domestic shipping companies, our floating classrooms, as the main training environment.

Oceanlink Institute is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.

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Vision

We will be the preferred training provider of skilled and competent maritime, hospitality, and culinary arts professionals.

Mission

Develop students' competence through the delivery of quality education to meet global requirements of the shipping and other service industries.

Provide a harmonious working environment for the employees, suppliers, customers and other stakeholders.

Comply with the Safety and Environmental Protection Policy of shipping companies whom we are dealing with and uphold its Corporate Responsibility Program.

Partners

  • 2GO Group, Inc.
  • Oceanlink Institute
  • American Hospitality Academy

Accreditations & Affiliations

  • Maritime Industry Authority
  • Association of Administrators of Hospitality and Restaurant Management Educations Institutions
  • Nutritionist – Dietitian’s Association of the Philippines
  • Union of Filipino Tourism Educators

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OI and AHA ink Partnership!

Last January 30, 2014, Oceanlink Institute reached another milestone with its official distributorship agreement with the American Hospitality Academy (AHA) online programs.

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OI and AHA ink Partnership!

Last January 30, 2014, Oceanlink Institute reached another milestone with its official distributorship agreement with the American Hospitality Academy (AHA) online programs.

Through shared commitment to service excellence, cultural sensitivity and globalization, AHA President Cindy Reinman and OI General Manager Don Cenita, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the distribution of AHA online courses in the Philippines

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