Sea Mariners’ Pilot Batch Trainee Now a Maritime College Student
05 August 2022
In January 2015, Archie Bemida belonged to the pilot batch of 40 Grades 5 and 6 students from Lakeview Elementary School (LES) in Muntinlupa who participated in and completed the Sea Mariners Program which was jointly implemented by PTC and PTC-CSJ Foundation.
The Sea Mariners Program is a youth development program designed to promote marine conservation awareness and an appreciation of our country’s maritime heritage while instilling core values among the youth.
Archie was apparently inspired by the Program as he went on to pursue his secondary education at Tunasan National High School with a technical vocational livelihood track – maritime strand.
Seven years after his initial exposure to the maritime world through the Sea Mariners Program, Archie is now in first year college taking up BS Marine Transportation at West Bay College in Muntinlupa City. He is clearly on the right path leading to a career at sea.
As Archie’s mother said to former LES School Principal, Ms. Marissa Andanza, “Archie participated in Sea Mariners which started his interest in maritime. He still keeps his certificate from the Program to this day.”