updated paper (chapt 1) - BALIWAG MARITIME ACADEMY Km.54 Cagayan Valley Road Sampaloc San Rafael Bulacan \u201cBenefits Challenges and Coping

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BALIWAG MARITIME ACADEMY Km.54 Cagayan Valley Road, Sampaloc, San Rafael, Bulacan “Benefits, Challenges, and Coping Strategies on Pursuing Maritime Education” Abstract, Background of the Study, SOP, hypothesis & Scope and Delimitation In Partial Fulfillment of the requirements in Inquiries, Investigations, and Immersion By: Antonio, Christian Dave Mendoza, John Ashlie Mercado, Justin M. Santos, Christian Altair S. Vijandre, Mar James December 2019
Abstract This is an exploratory study that aims to develop a critical understanding and prepare the basis of improvement for seafaring life in its interaction with and within the changing global environment and to explore alternative approaches to the prevailing trends in seafaring lifestyle from the perception of the seafarers themselves affected by the challenges and opportunities for life that is worth living". This study presents the seafaring work patterns, lifestyle and how this affects their well-being and that of their family from the BMA cadets' perspective. The paper presents the points of views of the BMA cadets in terms of how they and their family cope up with these work patterns; the attraction career; the potential difficulties and problem areas and some coping strategies and sources of support from the family in ascertaining a healthy, secure and happy environment to the seafarer whether at home or at sea. Background of the Study Fei & Lu (2014) noted, research indicates that the worldwide shortage of qualified seafarers has been due to the rapidly increasing world merchant fleet on the one hand and the difficulty of attracting and retaining people in the industry. According to Kalvaitiene and Sencila (2011), the motives of choosing profession of the great majority of young people were determined by economic, social and psychological factors. It is proved statistically that if the student chooses profession following his emotions, interest in the profession and understanding of the advantages of professions, his studies are more effective, than if he chooses profession accidentally or influenced by his/her family or relatives. Seafaring profession has traditionally been considered a romantic profession among young people, but in today's labor market has dramatically changed priorities of career choices. At present, the maritime industry has more than 40 thousand vacancies, in addition to the growing trend. If the recent level of sailors (rating) applies for a job from Asia and other developing countries, than the shipping officers with University level are particularly difficult to recruit for crew shipping companies. We may mention the orientation efforts of the Academy with high school students to attract them in a sector with low unemployment rates and the job guidance and identification of opportunities during their training period (Barbare & Berzins, 2013).
Pallis et.al (2011) opined, that shipping (notably tankers, dry bulks and containers) stands out as the ideal professional paths within the maritime industries. Another key finding is that the current marketing strategies of the institutions are rather irrelevant. This paper provides a solid

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