PTC’s Karen Avelino takes oath as MARINA Technical Panel Member for CHED

MARCH 8, 2024

In a significant stride towards advancing the standards of maritime education in the country, the newly reconstituted Technical Panel for Maritime Education (TPME) held its oath-taking ceremony administered by CHED Chair J. Prospero De Vera III on 16 February 2024 at the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Central Office.

The ceremony marks the commencement of MARINA Administrator Sonia B. Malaluan’s pivotal role in shaping policies and standards related to maritime education in the Philippines.

Under the Administrator’s guidance, the Technical Panel aims to address current challenges, incorporate industry advancements, and enhance the curriculum to meet global standards.

Ms. Karen Avelino, Philippine Transmarine Carriers (PTC) Executive Director of Business Development for Shipping and Senior Vice President of Cruise Operations, was among the TPME members who were sworn in during the ceremony.

This collaboration underscores the joint efforts between MARINA and CHED in ensuring the continuous improvement of maritime education. The maritime sector is a vital component of the country's economic landscape, and both agencies are expected to foster a stronger connection between industry needs and academic programs.


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