The IMEC Enhanced Cadet Training Programme is a 4.5 year course which prepares school leavers to become deck or engineering officers.
Since the IMEC cadet programme started in the Philippines in 2006, over 1,500 cadets have graduated, with over 650 currently under training.
Delivered by the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP), it is a renowned industry leader in the training and preparation of deck and engine officer cadets.
The IMEC cadet programme is quite unique. From day 1 of training, each cadet is allocated to a sponsoring IMEC member who provides training berths during the third year, guaranteeing the cadets time at sea. After qualifying, successful officers return to their sponsoring companies for full time employment. With this close relationship to the employers, percentage of the cadets who commence training and those who graduate, is well over 90%.
The programme is funded through the International Maritime Training Fund (IMTF) for the first two years and thereafter though a stipend which cadets earn during on-board training, provided by IMEC members covers the final year at MAAP.
Cadets are provided with tuition, teaching materials, uniform, food, accommodation and access to first class training facilities.
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