My Ship, My World Successfully Holds Virtual Pep Talk Series with SMS
23 June 2022
The PTC-CSJ Foundation successfully conducted My Ship, My World (MSMW)’s series of four virtual pep talks/career orientations on May 28, June 4, 11 and 18 for high school students of Sisters of Mary Schools (SMS)’ Adlas Boystown Campus in Silang, Cavite.
Four speakers from the PTC Group – Mr. Dean Anthony O. Canson, Jr., C/E Ronald Macalintal, Chef Eduardo Pelisigas, Jr., and Capt. Pol Winston Haboc – shared about their educational backgrounds, experiences and the challenges and triumphs that they experienced as Global Maritime Professionals (GMPs). All of them emphasized that the maritime industry presents limitless opportunities to anyone who believes in and relentlessly pursues his/her dreams, just like they did.
At the end of each session, the feedback from the students had been consistently positive; they were greatly inspired by the speakers’ experiences, especially as they could relate to the same challenges/feelings of loneliness and financial difficulties of their families.
To express their appreciation for seafarers, the students prepared thank you cards which have been distributed to the four speakers and to PTC’s GMPs in celebration of the Day of the Seafarer on June 25.
In his Closing Remarks, IMO Maritime Ambassador and PTC Founder Carlos C. Salinas encouraged the students “to let your dreams set sail. To stay anchored as you look to new horizons. To ask questions when you do not know the ropes. To let your commitment to your profession serve as your compass. And finally, to know that no matter the weather, your family and your country, are your safe harbors."
My Ship My World aims to educate young students about shipping and inspire them to pursue a maritime career. It is one of several undertakings espoused and supported by IMO Goodwill Maritime Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas.